Accessing Vimeo and YouTube APIs with Xamarin.iOS

The Uptred Source library allows you to build C# based applications for iOS that use Vimeo and YouTube APIs. You can easily authorize a Vimeo or YouTube account, and afterwards query data from the server or even have resumable uploads. This post covers the basics of using Uptred Source to build an application that communicates with Vimeo Advanced API and YouTube API using Xamarin.iOS.
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First wave of Uptred products released!

During the past few weeks, my team has been working on Uptred, a highly ambitious project that aims to give its users a set of tools that help them to manage and upload their videos from any of their devices to their favorite online providers. The first stage of this project finished last month with the releases of the first versions of Uptred Source and Uptred Shell on the Xamarin Component Store and on the Uptred website.

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Relocating Outlook Data Files

Outlook 2013 data files (ost, pst) can be really huge, especially if you use emails too much, or have a lot of attachments in your accounts. By default, Outlook keeps these files in the APPDATA folder, and even if you move your home folder to another drive, it still uses the old folder in the original APPDATA path. There is no direct way to move this folder, and this can be quite annoying if the files are saved on a low capacity SSD.

Here I will show you how to move the data files to another path:

  1. First, close Outlook and find where its data files are stored. You should be able to find them in C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlook.
  2. Move the Outlook folder to your desired destination. (Let’s assume it’s D:Outlook).
  3. Open a Command Prompt with Administrator access and make a junction (symbolic link) that points to the new folder:
mklink /j C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlook D:Outlook

Start Outlook. It now reads data files from the new destination.

MELODIE is available for iOS and Android!

Remember the game of Simon? MELODIE is a similar but more challenging game of sound and memory, in which you have to memorize an expanding sequence of tiles in the correct order, and tap on them when it’s your turn. Your high scores will be stored on a Game Center leaderboard and you can show the world how awesome your memory is!

Download from App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/melodie/id903654811?ls=1&mt=8

Download from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neatgames.melodie


Game of Drones Released!

I am pleased to announce that Game of Drones is now out on the App Store for free! In this addictive puzzle-based game, you have to lure the hungry Noise-Activated Drones into black holes and collect the items in each level.

There are three episodes, each with unique game items and mechanics that you will discover along the way, plus two different game modes! If that won’t still satisfy you, there are six mini-games built-in that you can unlock by progressing in the story mode!

Get it on App Store for free: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/game-of-drones/id870103842?ls=1&mt=8

Buy it on App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/game-of-drones-pro/id892760932?ls=1&mt=8

Get it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neatgames.GameOfDrones

Read full game description below:

In Game of Drones, you take control of a wanderer through the galaxy and collect the stars in each level without being eaten by Hungry Noise-Activated Drones! 

Game of Drones comes in three episodes each containing 24 levels! That’s 72 levels in total! Whoa! 

[Pro version contains no advertisement and comes with everything unlocked from the beginning!] 

Each episode contains new cool game mechanics and elements! You will discover boxes, keys, pressure plates, teleporters and more! Use everything around you to solve the puzzles faster and with least amount of moves possible! Your performance will be shown on Game Center leaderboards! 

Compete with your friends and strangers on Game Center: Solve puzzles, unlock achievements and set your mark on leaderboards. 

Game of Drones is not only one game! You earn gems inside the game and you can use the gems to play many different built-in addictive mini-games! 

Built-in Mini-games: 
* Raid: Take control of a fighter jet and blast through the enemy territory! 
* Mesh: Solve graph puzzles as fast as you can without running out of time! 
* Snake: Eat lollipops and survive as long as you can! Literally! 
* Tree Massacre: Ski on snow without hitting the trees! 
* Fall: Keep the ball inside the screen as long as possible! 

Game of Drones never ends! Even if you finish all the 72 levels, you can still keep playing the Arcade mode and Random levels! It will never get boring! Also we will release updates with new episodes and levels regularly! 

Features: 
* High quality textures for retina display 
* Gem Mines: Find gems inside games and use them to play the other games 
* Achievements: Get +30 achievements and around 1000 game center points! 
* Five different mini-games! 
* Three totally different episodes, plus Arcade Mode and Random Levels! 
* Leaderboards: Compete with the world in many different leaderboards! 
* Super Gem Charger: Earn gems faster every couple of minutes! 
* Novel user interaction to bring a more engaging experience to the user! 
* Regular updates with new newer game modes, episodes and mini-games!