Using the CycleTile in Windows Phone 8 with images from the internet

I’m not shy about telling people that I’m a massive fan of Windows Phone, and the number 1 reason I like the platform and have since day 1 was live tiles. So naturally as a developer of Windows Phone apps making sure I create awesome live tiles for my apps is an important part of creating an app that people will love to use. With Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 a set of new tile formats were added, these are the Flip, Iconic and Cycle tiles (you can read more about these at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/hh202948(v=vs.105).aspx). I’ve looked at using the Cycle Tile implementation for my apps and the first thing I’ve discovered is that you have to use images that are stored locally on the device rather than just providing a URL to an image from the internet. Continue reading “Using the CycleTile in Windows Phone 8 with images from the internet”