Tag: Windows Phone

Development

How to store JSON data in Windows Phone 8

Came across a great post on how to store JSON data in Windows Phone 8.

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CloudDevelopmentMobile

What Windows 8 Developers Should Know About The Cloud

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Great post by Bruno Terkaly on What Windows 8 Developers Should Know About The Cloud.

  1. Client-side developers do need to embrace the cloud. The increasing popularity of connected devices like tablet computers and smartphones is having a direct effect on the adoption rate of personal cloud services. You can expect both connected devices and cloud services to grow together.
  2. This trend has been accelerating over the past couple of years. Mobile and portable devices have limited internal storage and rely heavily on cloud services.

Enjoy!

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Microsoft permanently lowers annual Windows Phone Dev Center fee to $19

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As mentioned on twitter by Todd Brix, general manager of the Windows Phone Apps and Store team at Microsoft: 

‘Summer break’ promo ends today, but great news – we’re keeping the price at $19. Join Dev Center and publish those apps.

This is great news for anyone who hasn’t already jumped in to the Windows Phone development.

Sources

https://twitter.com/toddbrix/status/372444926099070976
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-permanently-lowers-annual-windows-phone-dev-center-fee-to-19

DesignDevelopment

Article Links for Using Expression Design for Windows Store and Windows Phone Logo Assets

2 great articles on how to use Microsoft Expression Design for creating Windows Store and Windows Phone logo assets for every resolution.

Generating Windows Store Logo Assets At Every Resolution by Kyle Anthony Mitofsky

Windows 8 apps need 28 logo varietals; enter Expression Design by Jerry Nixon

Enjoy!

Mobile

The Absolute Top Features of Windows Phone 8

I love my Nokia Lumia 920 and I’m very happy with Windows Phone 8. I’m looking forward to what is coming around the corner with GDR3 and eventually Windows Phone 8.1 in early 2014.

Here is a great article – The Absolute Top Features of Windows Phone 8 by Jerry Nixon outlining some of the top features for the platform.

Enjoy!

Mobile

The only smartphone that’s also a 41-megapixel camera–The Nokia Lumia 1020

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http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Nokia-Lumia-1020-for-ATT/productID.283843000?Icid=Homepage_Hero_Rotating_3_Lumia1020_Preorder_071613

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Improved Windows Phone App for Desktop is now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8

There is now a new version of the Windows Phone desktop app for syncing your Windows Phone 8 content and includes a number of improvements.

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Previously you had to visit the WindowsPhone.com site to see if there was an updated version. Now the Windows Phone desktop app has added a way to automatically check for an newer version of the application and notify you.

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Other enhancements are expanded podcast support, simplified updates, flexible library selection and many bug fixes.

Download

You can download the Windows Phone desktop app from the WindowsPhone.com site.

Source: Microsoft