Dynamic Tile Push Notification for Windows Phone 7 - by Jason Zander
As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to update my Tip Express application with dynamic tile notifications. The basic idea is very simple: push the user data from the application to the pinned tile on the home page using the background theme the user has chosen (this isn’t exactly a killer feature for this application, but it gives me a good excuse to play with channel notifications).
There is plenty of overview information on the various types of notifications (Raw, Toast, and Tile) so I won’t repeat that here. In my case I care about Tile notifications and will concentrate on that. The concepts themselves are not that complicated but there are a lot of components to keep track of. I found it was helpful to create a one page diagram of the flow.
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