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The Best of the Week (Jan 24): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Jan. 24 to Jan. 30). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Dev of the Week: Alex Curylo

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Alex Curylo, long-time Mac expert and contract iPhone programmer in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2. Multiplatform Development with Phonegap

The author has been engaged in a project developing mobile applications for a tourism project in Kosovo, which entailed development on iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. As the requirements were to develop the same functionality and look in all platforms, he came to decision to use jQuery mobile and PhoneGap.

3. How to Integrate the Feedback Forum of Uservoice into Your Windows Phone App

As the author described in his first blog post about uservoice, uservoice has a feedback forum where users are able to submit and vote for ideas. This post is about how to get those ideas into your app. On the API side, the ideas are called suggestions.

4. Advise the User When Something Bad May Happen, but Don't Necessarily Prevent it.

Let's say you've built an app that needs to download a lot of data. What if the circumstances of the user's connection are not good, either in terms of speed, or data plan, or something else? The thing you shouldn't do is stop the person from attempting to make the download.

5. How Not to Highlight Alternate Items in a Virtualized List

It's a common requirement: highlighting alternate items in a list on Windows Phone. There are various reasons for wanting to do this and almost infinite ways to visually represent the highlighted item. As the author has been asked to show an example of how to do this right, he presents this simple example.