Talk:Link2SMS - a protocol handling example

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Hamishwillee - Let me know when you're done and I'll subedit.

Looks promising

hamishwillee 05:25, 15 November 2012 (EET)

Ltomuta - @Hamish

This is as ready as it will ever be. Thanks for offering to improve its style and feel free to make whatever changes needed.

ltomuta 09:10, 23 November 2012 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Subedited - please check

Hi Lucian

Makes sense, well written, useful. I've subedited, with following changes FYI only:

  • Restructured - all problem statement in introduction, separate sections for protocol specification and "handling the SMS URI". Makes it easier to understand at high level
  • Added links to API reference on first mention of API items. Subsequent mentions are marked up using Icode template
  • I've made the "how to customise for yourself" as asides as this is otherwise very SMS centric
  • Added NFC category. Removed draft category

In terms of "thoughts for improvement" it would be great if we could

  • link to documents on what protocols already exist
  • Make a statement that you can't implement a protocol that already exists/is supported, and what happens if you do
  • link to official docs (if there are anything) on protocols
  • I have a feeling that a protocol handler should also supply icons for the protocol. Worth checking, and covering if it must. Could be wrong.
  • there other ways to launch URI - will your handling cover these cases? In particular an app might also need to handle starting from a deep link/tile notification, and its probably good to note how (or that) your approach will work with these.
  • Guidelines make statement that since any parameters can be passed your protocol needs to be tough enough to cope with "bad parameters". Just throwing it in - possibly additional advice you should provide, maybe in another section "Writing your own protocol"

Lastly, I really like titles which include the development framework. Maybe "Link2SMS Protocol handling example on Windows Phone". YOur call, I admit it is clunky.

In terms of the competition I like this example. I'm not sure how innovative it is, or whether it is comprehensive (e.g. if icons are required or of interest, then that should be covered). I do think it is very clear though.



hamishwillee 08:18, 26 November 2012 (EET)


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