Category: Mobile

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HTML 5 vs. Native vs. Hybrid apps. Results are in for 2013 global developer survey

Great article Sasha

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Here is a great graphic from the survey results:

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Enjoy!

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Kendo UI to Support Windows Phone 8 in 2013

Great post by Telerik on their Kendo UI web framework, which will start to support Windows Phone 8 in 2013!

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Enjoy!

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Nokia Lumia phones to get more exclusive Windows Phone apps

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More Nokia announcements today on exclusive Nokia Lumia apps…

  • GoPro app
  • Burton and  Burton Sequencer apps
  • Foursquare app
  • Tumblr (official) app

Finally Nokia has struck a deal with Dreamworks Animation. Dreamworks will use Nokia’s API to create rich, interactive entertainment experiences exclusively for Nokia devices. No details on what ‘interactive entertainment experiences’ are coming, but we should know more later this year and hopefully see them in the second half of 2013.

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Windows Phone Dev Center App

Came across a great Windows Phone app that lets you track your app and provides all kinds of great data about it.

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Good app developers know how to keep their customers happy. The Windows Phone Dev Center app (preview) gives you all that great data about how your app is doing in the real world to help you make it the best it can be. Access download and crash trends, and read user reviews quickly from your phone.

IMPORTANT: This app requires a Windows Phone Dev Center account and won’t work without one.

Key features:

• Secure connection to Windows Phone Dev Center.
• Downloads and crash trends for 5d, 1m, 6m, and 1y periods.
• User reviews translated to a language of your choice.
• Live Tile updates of new downloads and crashes.
• Ability to share links to your apps.
• Payment info.

Check it out:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/dev-center/2d3063c2-4b29-4e69-9c03-50b67b0e6aec

MobileTechnology

Nokia Ships New HERE Location Apps for Windows Phone 8

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Excellent post on new announcements for Nokia HERE location apps. Read more.

HERE Maps, HERE Drive Beta and HERE Transit are all available for all Windows Phone 8 smartphone users.

HERE Drive+ and HERE City Lens remain an exclusive for Nokia Lumia devices.

Enjoy!

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Nokia Lumia 920 Voted Smartphone of the Year

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I love my Nokia Lumia 920.

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The Surface Movement

Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone

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Goodbye Zune Music Pass, Hello Xbox Music

If your currently subscribe to the Zune Music Pass, this has now changed to Xbox Music. As depicted below, you should have got an email from Xbox with a gift of 1000 Microsoft Points to use on any of the music, video or game content on Xbox Live.

I look forward to using the new Xbox Music service and the new functionality it brings.

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Microsoft Surface now available for pre-order

Yesterday Microsoft revealed pricing and availability for the Microsoft Surface RT tablet. http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us

Since the announcement, their cheapest Surface RT model without the touch case has sold out and there is now a minimum 3 week back order.

Canadian Pricing and Availability

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It looks like your order will ship by October 26 and arrive by October 30. If you want to try to get it sooner, then try visiting a Microsoft "Popup Holiday” Store. I know I will to checkout the device first hand and probably buy one.

Further Reading: Everything you need to know

Checkout this amazing blog post on Neowin for more details on everything you need to know about Microsoft Surface RT.

MobileTechnology

Microsoft To Release Their Own Surface-Branded Tablet

Microsoft is set to release two Surface-branded tablets that is will sell as competition to the Apple’s iPad. The Surface-branded tablets will be based on Windows 8 and Windows RT. They will also feature an integrated keyboard cover and a kickstand. See below for a sample screenshot.

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Also notice the new Microsoft logo.