Code Optimization

Interesting things about software development and code optimization

Microsoft Phone Link app hangs on the "hold on while we get your device ready" screen

Hi friends,

Seems you have the similar issue, opening the Phone Link app just hangs on the first screen saying "hold on while we get your device ready" and spinning endless here.

Also, it may say something different but still you can not continue and start using it, i think these steps will help you solving this issue.

First step - go to Settings > Accounts > Email & accounts

Second step - scroll down to the "Accounts used by other apps" section and find there you microsoft account

Third step - change its "Sign in options" from "Microsoft apps can sign me in" to "Apps need to ask me to use this account"

Now try to open the Phone Link app. It should start asking you about your microsoft account and continue through whole process.

Happy Phone Link use! ))))


3T - Time Tracker for Trello

Hello friends,

If you use Trello as project management tool then you know how good it is and really simple and useful.

I use it as well and really appreciate it. I do like it because of it is really simple, clear and powerful at the same time.

As me, you just need some time tracking tool and reporting tool to be able to track everything and monitor workload in real time.

There is already such web application that I use and recommend it to you - this is the 3T - Trello Time Tracker 

It will show you currently in progress tasks, will track time spent for each task and provide you with excel reports.

Here is a quick guide on how to use it:

Step 1

Go to the 3T website and sign-up with your Trello account. 3T counts the time spent for any card in the Doing/Current/Working/Ongoing list for the developer/team-member that has dropped it onto the list. 

There is no difference who dragged out it.

Step 2

Authorize our application to let it be with your boards. Depending on the boards and organizations workload you have, it will be ready in a while.

Step 3

Track your boards and organizations automatically. 3T will synchronize all organizations and boards for you automatically.

Step 4

Just use Trello as usual – create boards, cards, and teams as you like, drag-and-drop lists when you need. 

The run-time for cards in your lists will be tracked by our app. The time will be tracked for board and list, and card, and for member who dragged and dropped the card into the Doing/Current/Working/Ongoing list.

Step 5

Head over to the Timesheet page to see your time sheets and generate excel reports for it.

Hope it will help you and provide everything you need to manage and track your projects.

Thank you and see you soon ;)


Ratee - rate through the World

Ratee - rate everything and everywhere

With the Ratee app you can rate everything and everywhere.

You like a pub - give it 5 starts and let other people and tourists know about it.

You do not like a pub or a service - give it minimal rate and share it with other people and tourists.

Facebook page

Windows phone 10


Official page and download links

Feedbacks and ratings are welcome! :)

Thank you


Windows Mobile set mp3 or wav files as ringtone

Hello friends,

Those of you, use Windows Phone, know that it is a real problem to set any audio file as a ringtone.

My wife had the same problem before I wrote an app for her :)

Yes, I did write the app that allows you to select a folder and any audio file from the selected folder and set it as the ringtone.

So, do not hesitate and lets try it, it is completely free :)

Easy Ringtone

Comments are welcome.

Thank you.


Desktop Tools: Protractor, Ruler - in C#

Hi dear friend,

This is the free application that allows you measure distance and angels right on your desktop.

It seats in try and allows you to use it at any time - just right-click on the icon and select a tool.

In some cases it will switch your windows color schema so do not be afraid.

Click three points to measure angle - first point is the angle center;

Select ruler to show ruler and measure distance in cm use rotation to rotate ruler.

Thank you (46KB)


Language per chat in Skype


If you use Skype and write messages in different languages then you have noticed that Skype does not remember input language for each chat, and this is really annoying.

I wrote an app that will do it for you.

Thank you and feedbacks are welcome. (111KB)