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  • Blog Post: //Build 2013 Windows Phone Resources

    There was a vast amount of content presented at //Build 2013 for Windows Phone. All of this is now available online for you to view at your leisure on demand via MSDN Channel 9. The following are some of the available resources to help you master development for Windows Phone. Foundational ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Games with Construct 2

    Guest post by Henry Hoffman from Mudvark. Who are Mudvark Mudvark are an independent games studio based in Central London. Specialising in crafting award-winning games for a variety of platforms, they have self-published titles which include Mortar Mellon for Windows8 and Windows Phone 8 . Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Scenes with the Domino’s Phone App

    We caught up with the team at Future Platforms who built the Domino’s Pizza app for Windows Phone and asked them all about how they designed, built and tested their app.  They also go into some detail on how they have implemented NFC and voice activation. Where does the story start? In 2012 Domino...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Events

    We have a couple of Windows Phone events coming up. For Developers Who Have a Windows Phone 7 App in The Store The first is targeted at developers who have an app in the Store for Windows Phone 7 but who haven’t ported it yet to Windows Phone 8. That event...( read more )
  • Blog Post: PhoneGap devs–bring your app to Windows Phone and win!

    From now until  June 30th, 2013, we are running a competition aimed at developers who have built PhoneGap apps and published in other stores – for example, Apple iTunes, Google Play, Blackberry World, Bada, Symbian, or Palm OS – to take any of their existing PhoneGap apps and port it to Windows...
  • Blog Post: 8 Great Reasons to Design for Windows Phone 8

    By Gemma Yussuf, Microsoft This article focuses on the fundamentals one must consider when designing for Windows Phone 8, highlighting why this is the platform that offers designers the opportunity to create new, exciting and innovative apps. The 8 reasons below will help you understand why this platform...
  • Blog Post: Events: Windows Phone Camp Comes to Nokia (HQ), London

    With Windows Phone adoption rising quickly in the UK, the Windows Phone Dev Camps are events which will provide an introduction to the Windows Phone platform for developers who are hearing a lot about Windows Phone but perhaps haven’t built their first application yet. We’ll have a number...
  • Blog Post: Jumpstart your Windows Phone 8 Developer skills

    Windows Phone 8 is the second generation of the Windows Phone mobile operating system from Microsoft. Like its predecessor, it features the interface known as Metro (or Modern UI) and in addition it also uses the Windows NT kernel found on many Windows 8 components. The result is that building powerful...
  • Blog Post: Event: Solving Mobile App Payments With Digital Wallet Foundry

    A day to think, a week to design – realise your idea for a wallet application in one week. With expert help on everything from coding to agile project development to business planning.  Sanity check your ideas (or conceive a new one) with help from thought leaders and industry experts. If you’re...
  • Blog Post: Event: New Jump Start for Developers! Build Windows Phone 8 Apps. Register Now.

    Some of you in the mobile space may have heard recently that MVP Andy Wigley recently joined Microsoft UK as an evangelist and he is already making his mark. We are thrilled to announce a new Jump Start for developers focused on building apps for Windows Phone 8. This special live online course is scheduled...
  • Blog Post: Useful Links: Windows Phone SDK

    Yesterday at BUILD we announced the availability of the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK and I thought it would be good to share some of the useful links relating to that announcement with you alongside the key announcement information that went with these. Windows Phone SDK 8.0 includes development support for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Developer Offer: $8 for 8 Days

    The new Windows Phone Dev Center has everything you need to create great apps and add them to the Windows Phone Store for the world to see, try, and buy. You can start creating apps anytime. When you’re ready to offer them in the Store, you’ll need a subscription to the Dev Center where you can start...
  • Blog Post: App Campus: Got an idea for an application for Windows Phone?

    To drive innovation and business opportunities in Finland's mobile ecosystem and beyond, Microsoft Corporations and Nokia invested up to 9 million euros into "AppCampus" program -a newly established mobile application development program at Aalto University during the next three years. The...
  • Blog Post: Poll of the Fortnight: Phone Insights

    <a href="https://saraallison.wufoo.com/forms/z7p9m3/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> View the results here.
  • Blog Post: Competition: Interested in Cinema?

    If you are, this competition could be right up your street. The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) has launched a new competition, the Cinema: Digital Innovation award with an ultimate prize of €5000. Image by atomicjeep (CC License: Attribution ) Aimed at digital agencies, developers, communications...
  • Blog Post: Video: Updating Live Tiles in Windows Phone

    Mike Ormond gave a great 2 minute demo at #devweek on using push notifications to update live tiles on Windows Phone. If this wet’s your appetite and you’ve not already got the tools download them here . Download the latest SDK (version 7.1)
  • Blog Post: Video: Overview of Dev Week

    Missed the Dev Week conference at the end of last month? Never fear, we’ve got lots of resources if you missed out or need a refresher, kicking off with this video review of the event in less than 2 minutes. Windows Azure, Visual Studio 11 Beta and Windows Phone demo's are listed below. Enjoy!...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Get the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update

    If, like me, you’d were disappointed to discover that Windows Phone development on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview wasn’t a realistic proposition (due to incompatibilities with the emulator) help is at hand. The recently released update to the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 includes an updated emulator which will...
  • Blog Post: How to: Plot route information on a Bing Map

    by Jon Stoneman A key feature of the Addison Lee Windows Phone application is to be able to view the route of you minicab journeys on an interactive map. As well as allowing the user to examine their journey, it provides real time indication of the minicab position, both while on route to collect...
  • Blog Post: Video: 300 developers + 3.5 days = 79 proofs of concept for the Microsoft Innovation Programme

    By Adrian Clarke Before I joined Microsoft I was Director of small innovation companies. For these small businesses, survival was dependent on driving innovation and delivering new, cutting edge products with features that would make them successful in the market. When I joined Microsoft I saw the...
  • Blog Post: How to: Build Testable Windows Phone Applications

    by David Britch Introduction The purpose of this technical article is to demonstrate how to build a testable Windows Phone application that consumes accelerometer data. The approach adopted here for building a testable Windows Phone application is to: 1. Abstract the Windows Phone SDK class...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Development–Mike Ormond’s Articles of the Week

    by Mike Ormond Excellent write up from ScottH that details how he built his first Windows Phone app and includes links to lots of great libraries / tools / frameworks to accelerate the development process (and even create a website for your app). “ From Concept to Code in 6 hours: Shipping my...
  • Blog Post: Connecting with customers

    By Mike Ormond , Microsoft Technical Evangelist It’s been a long time since I dabbled in the stock market. Recently though, given the limited returns available from my bank, or Premium Bonds or pretty much anywhere else (why didn’t I buy gold a couple of years ago?) I decided to take the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camp UK Continues in Bristol & London

    Registration is now open for the 2012 edition of the Windows Phone Camp (powered by Tech.Days UK). The Windows Phone Camps are learning events which will show you how to learn and build Windows Phone apps. You can work on your own projects with assistance from our Windows Phone MVPs, network with...
  • Blog Post: Star Chart–A Definitive AR App for Windows Phone

    I asked San Shepherd, co-founder of Escapist Games Ltd , a few questions about Star Chart, a high tech star gazing companion that allows you to see what’s out there in all its augmented reality glory. Q. Tell me a bit about your background and Escapist Games. "Our vision was to make the...
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