It’s been a while since I wrote something so here’s something I had in my backlog that had me scratching my head some time ago.

I decided to give my WP7 app a much needed overhaul and eventually release a WP8 version. I started by pulling all the Model and ViewModel code to a separate library so I can then have an app for 7 and 8. One of the features I planned to update for a while but never got to it was to have the image viewer actually work like an image viewer.

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I was cleaning up some code on my GoodReads Windows 8 app and decided to give RestSharp another go. RestSharp is a nice, simple REST and HTTP API Client for .NET which works under .NET, MonoDroid, MonoTouch, Silverlight and Windows Phone, and can be found on github.

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In the previous post I briefly touched on how the API calls for GoodReads looked like, now I’m going to mention authentication.

If you take a look at the GoodReads forums there are a lot of people with a few authentication troubles here and there, and solutions… not so much.

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UPDATE: I actually started this app before universal apps were announced and was using PCLs for the shared bits, but I have since updated that project to a Universal App.

Well, I have a backlog of apps I want to build, and I’ve decided to start with an app that uses the Goodreads API.

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One thing consider when developing apps is that we might need to have data persist between uses or even between devices. With Windows 8 we are given 3 places where we can store data for each user profile (apart from the system libraries)

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