Windows Phone 7 Jump List control and CTA Bus Tracker application

Even-though Windows Phone 7′s SDK is really top notch and packed with features and tools a lot of “basic controls” are currently missing like Panorama / Pivot (an official version will be released later this summer) and a Jump List control similar to the one found in the People’s Hub contact manager and Zune Hub. Clarity Consulting has just finished code a Jump List control for Windows Phone 7 and will release the source code shortly for those of you who wish to integrate it in a project.

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Powermote: Windows Phone 7 remote control for PowerPoint

The team at Clarity Consulting has build a new Windows Phone 7 application to remotely control PowerPoint apllications. Powermote lets the user swipe betweent the lsides directly on his device or use the three onscreen button to navigate through the presentation. It also includes a timer and the ability to display the notes for each slide.

The app consists of a PowerPoint add-in that hosts a WCF service. The add-in creates a ribbon menu item to connect to the phone. Clicking “Connect to Phone” sends a push notification to the phone via the Microsoft Push Notification Service. The phone then sends a request to the WCF service hosted in PowerPoint to request data about the presentation along with URIs for the slides images that the add-in saves out as thumbnails. It’s definitely easier to build office add-ins with VS2010 and Office 2010

Check out the video demonstration after the break:

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