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WP7: Social Networking Buttons & 'Nuke Your Office'

Two parts to this story:

The first is about how social network buttons can be implemented in third-party applications in Windows Phone 7. This is something that Android and the iPhone do quite well--they allow you to share your media, scores, basically anything, with social-networking sites. The app can call up the API and it then allows you to send it via that app to a service like Twitter.

Silverlight developer Ian Walker shows how this can look when implemented in WP7. While the details of how this is done is of interest only to the developer, seeing what it'd be like is what most of us may be curious about. We just hope other developers to do the same.

The second part involves two Silverlight games (by the same Ian), both being ported to WP7. The first is 'Nuke Your Office' which combines Bing maps with, well, simulated mass annihilation. Sweet. The other is a puzzle game  Back to the one with nukes though, you can play it right now at work and vent your frustrations. Not sure how much-repeat value this will get, but if you're bored now, here ya go...

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

6 Comments
  • nuke your office is one of the coolest things you can do.
  • Both these apps are still under development - I'm looking for feedback though, so if you feel inclined please post a comment on my blog at webservicesuk.com. Thanks. Ian.
  • Nice post so cool thanks for sharing..
  • Both will be really helpful.I've always been impressed with the UI on the ZuneHD and I'm glad they carried some of that over to the Windows 7 phone.
  • I loved the feature that allows you to share anything with the social networking sites. It is really great!!
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