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WinJS version 2.1 Available for to Develop Windows Phone 8.1 Apps
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft has announced that WinJS is now available on Windows Phone. WinJS 2.1 tailors the features of WinJS 2.0 (for Windows Apps) to fit the Windows Phone experience. The company has added new controls and new capabilities unique to Windows Phone without sacrificing performance on low-end form factors.Porting existing Windows Store apps is simple using the ...
Developers Can Test Out Windows Phone 8.1 with New Windows Phone Preview
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
As of this week, developers can now install Windows Phone 8.1 on their dev phone through the Windows Phone Preview for Developers and try out a lot features that were announced at Build a couple of weeks ago. Along with the tooling delivered in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, developers can now get everything they need to start building and testing Window...
Fortumo Developer Program Provides Up to $25K to Enhance Windows Phone and Windows 8 App Development
Sunday, March 30, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Fortumo has announced new a developer program for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps. Developers who integrate Fortumo in-app purchasing to their app will receive an advance of up to $25,000 from Fortumo to cover their integration costs. The program is also open to successful iOS & Android developers who bring their apps to the Windows platform. Fo...
Telerik and Nokia to Host First Annual Boston Hackathon
Sunday, April 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
Close to 300 developers will gather to learn about the latest in Windows Phone application developmentWaltham, MA – April 3, 2013 – Telerik, the end-to-end provider of software development, lifecycle and content management tools and solutions, is announcing today the first-annual Boston Hackathon, taking place April 13-14, held by Telerik and sponsored by Noki...
Comparing App Development between iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
There are many developers that spread themselves over multiple mobile platforms. In case you are not one of them and need a comparison between the three major ones, here you go. This article explains some basic differences you'll experience when dealing with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone development.Here is my take on the articleiOS is still the best and most ro...
Lack of Developers could kill Windows phone and RIM
Friday, November 30, 2012 by Richard Harris
You know the old phrase "Too many big chiefs and not enough little indians"? That may be what is happening in the Windows and RIM world as it compares to the other mobile platforms. There just aren't enough developers to go around! Everyone thinks that the device with the most bells and whistles the one that will win the hearts of consumers but alas - it's not the bells...