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What Windows 8 Developers Should Know About The Cloud
Great post by Bruno Terkaly on What Windows 8 Developers Should Know About The Cloud.
- 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.
- 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.
Microsoft permanently lowers annual Windows Phone Dev Center fee to $19
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.
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
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.
The only smartphone that’s also a 41-megapixel camera–The Nokia Lumia 1020
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.
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.
Other enhancements are expanded podcast support, simplified updates, flexible library selection and many bug fixes.
You can download the Windows Phone desktop app from the WindowsPhone.com site.
Windows Azure Mobile Services – Backend for Your Windows 8, iOS, and Android Apps
Mobile app developers don’t need to care about servers and clouds, push notification services and databases. Windows Azure Mobile Services is a cloud-based offering that provides a complete backend for mobile apps including data access and push notifications, enabling you to focus on the mobile app infrastructure and code and forget about the server management intricacies. In this talk we’ll build a backend for a Windows 8 app, an iOS app, and an Android app — all accessing the same data store and server-side triggers.
Nokia Lumia 920 wins prestigious ‘Innovative Handset’ Award 2013
Congratulations Nokia on winning this prestigious award.
“When you take a look at the Nokia Lumia 920 it’s easy to see why it should be given the award. Not content to simply cram more processing power into an old design, the Nokia Lumia 920 brings innovation to the screen in the use of PureMotion HD+ to deliver the fastest screen refresh rates yet, while the super-sensitive technology means you can use the screen even when wearing gloves.
When it comes to innovation in camera tech, the Nokia Lumia 920 delivers Optical Image Stabilisation that is normally only found in high-end video cameras, while the use of PureView delivers stunning low-light images for an amazing experience.
Then there are the little touches, like bringing wireless charging and NFC to the mainstream, as well as the wealth of apps you’ll find from Nokia that support and expand the ecosystem.”
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!