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Talk:Cross-platform MVVM with MvvmCross
Hamishwillee - Subedited/Reviewed
Thanks for this article - it is always useful to provide links to other resources. You might want to add a line for this to Toolkits and Libraries for Windows Phone.
I have given it a basic subedit and review for wiki style. This included a more specific name - this is important so as not to squat on a name that might be used for a more generic topic and also to make it clear what is covered.
Can you tell me which Windows Phone platforms/SDKs/Devices you have tested this library against? If so, it is great to add these up in the ArticleMetaData for the article.
In terms of improvements when creating an introduction to a library/tool like this it would be good if the introduction could be extended with a little more general information about the product. For example, what platforms is is cross platform for, how is it licenced, has it been used in any commerical apps, how old is it and how regularly is it updated.
As a user I'd also like information about why use this other than other free and commerical libraries - and list a couple.
Lastly, your user profile looks like this: https://www.developer.nokia.com/Profile/?u=slodge - would it be possible to add some summary details, and make it public (though the privacy link on your profile)
04:34, 17 May 2013 (EEST)
> Can you tell me which Windows Phone platforms/SDKs/Devices you have tested this library against?
This library's been used in lots of wp apps during the last 2 years including quite a few high profile apps - it started in Star Wars Kinect, and most recently has been used in the UK lions app - http://www.lionsrugby.com/lions_official_apps.php - so I'd guess it's been deployed on to every windows phone that has ever existed :)
I'm not going to edit this directly now - I'm trying to drive a few users here to get them to edit it... gently nudging them in this direction
I'll go add minimal details to my profile
Thanks for the editsStuart
09:49, 17 May 2013 (EEST)
Hamishwillee - Worth adding that
If you're able to nudge people to update this with more information then that's great. But if not, then I think best to add the content yourself so that people have more reason to understand its value. On top of the licensing etc in my previous message, adding what sorts of apps it has been used in (Star wars kinect for example) is a very good "selling point".
08:30, 20 May 2013 (EEST)
Thanks Hamish Yes, I did select that option to make my profile public. I'll encourage others to contribute more. The license and apps are available via the links. The framework is free and open source - no "selling" here.Stuart
10:55, 20 May 2013 (EEST)
Hamishwillee - Thanks
I've added that it is "free and open" into the abstract. Any contribution very welcome!
Regards HPS Will delete comments next time round.
03:13, 21 May 2013 (EEST)
Hi Stuart, Hamish,
maybe a section with general links on MVVM would suit this article well, for example the two videos by Laurent Buignon:
What do you think?Thomas
00:12, 24 May 2013 (EEST)
Hamishwillee - Probably
Probably useful links for someone getting started with the pattern, but lets see what Stuart says.IMO this is probably two articles "Cross-platform MVVM with MvvmCross" and "Portable Class Libraryies"
04:31, 24 May 2013 (EEST)
Yes and I think the PCL links should be merged into Preparing for Multi-Platform Apps with Portable Class Libraries.
08:54, 24 May 2013 (EEST)
Hamishwillee - Agree and done - thanks
The links had some duplicates in your article, these have been merged. Also cross linked
I think this article now makes more sense. I leave it to you or Stuart to add the links you proposed. I am still hoping Stuart is able to beef the article up a bit or encourage others to do so.Thanks!
09:31, 24 May 2013 (EEST)