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Job Compass for Windows Phone 7

Need an app to help you make that next career decision?  Look no further than Job Compass, a decision-making app to aid you in your next career move.

Job Compass is powered by extensive data from CareerBuilder, Zillow©, and the U.S. Department of Labor, and is currently only available on *Mango* phones.

Here’s what Job Compass does for you:

  • Allows you to search for jobs provided by CareerBuilder (Quick and Advanced options)
    • Multiple search criteria including location, company name, pay, industry, employment type, etc.
    • Easy browsing for large result sets
    • List & Map views of jobs
    • Sort and filter your search results
    • Save search criteria for future viewing
  • Job details
    • Includes infsuch as job title, description, requirements, company contact info, etc.
    • Save jobs as favorites for offline viewing
    • Map of job location with turn-by-turn directions (where available)
    • Neighborhood infbased on job location (Homes for sale, etc.). Powered by Zillow©
    • Visualized career stats in job-related fields (Yearly/Hourly wages & Employment #’s)
    • Share via Email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
    • Apply for job via Careerbuilder website
    • Live Tiles (Pin job tiles tyour phone)
  • Explore Job/Career Trends
    • Occupations with highest employment
    • Top wage earning occupations (Yearly/Hourly)
    • Visual charts texplore trends
  • Explore recent Job/Career stats
    • Yearly/Hourly Wage Percentile breakdowns
    • Visualized career stats
And of course, can’t forget some screenshots and video.

So go grab your copy of Job Compass.
P.S. Job Compass is participating in the Occupational Employment Stats Challenge.  This is a development competition hosted by the Department of Labor.  I would love if you could show your support by casting a vote for my app.  Thank you so much.  Please see the link below.
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Easy Diary for Windows Phone 7

I have always wanted to get into the mobile space.  Particularly with developing apps.  So when the Windows Phone 7 was announced, as a newbie Silverlight developer (a year ago), I thought this would be a great chance to do so.  And so, I dove in.

The Win Phone 7, a Silverlight & XNA developer platform makes it fairly easy for current Silverlight/XNA developers to transition into the mobile space.  And I have to say, it’s been very exciting.

Easy Diary, a diary/journal application, was my first (of many apps to come) for the Windows Phone 7.  It gives potential users a quick and easy way to record moments throughout their day.  They can also connect with popular social sites like Twitter & Facebook, and display their online activity as part of their diary.  The app took about two weeks of total work, and was released to the Windows Marketplace a few months ago prior to the release of the phone. 

I will soon be posting more info on my current and future apps on my site here.  In the meantime, you can click here to view my app in the marketplace (Zune software required).  There was also a small article posted about my app here.

While I would like to say I figured everything out on my own while developing my app, that just won’t be right.  So I have to give credit where credit is due.  See below for credit(s), resources, and screenshots of the app.

Credit(s)

Laurent Bugnion created a very light, flexible and versatile MVVM framework for the Windows Phone 7 (dubbed MVVM Light), Silverlight, and WPF.  It made my life very easy while developing this app and it will come in very handy in the many apps to come.

Resources

There are many valuable resources pertaining to developing apps for the Windows Phone.  Ranging from beginner to expert levels.  Here are just a few of them:

Screenshots

There are currently over 3,000 apps in the windows marketplace, and it’s going to be very exciting to see many talented developers come up brilliant ideas and even more great apps in times to come.

Good move Microsoft…good move.

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Windows Phone 7 Launch Event

WP7 Launch event

Scott Hanselman announced a contest where you can win a free Windows Phone 7.  Not having had the chance to use a developer phone, it would be an added bonus if I actually won one.  Being that I have never won anything in such “contests”, I figured what do I have to lose besides a few minutes.  So here goes.

P.S. Get all your info here for Windows Phone 7 (wp7) launch events.

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