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  • 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: Free Windows Phone Developer Training with Nokia

    If you are a phone developer looking to write apps on Windows Phone then you may find the series of webinars which Nokia are running online of particular interest and you can find out all about these here . They are also running a really fun competition called the Lumia 8 week challenge! Useful Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 JumpStart Videos now Available

    Andy Wigley recently delivered the JumpStart video series and these are now available on Channel 9.  There is a full course so you’ll need a bit of time to run through all of these but they are a great place to start if you looking to start writing apps for Windows Phone.  Full course outline...
  • 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: TechEd Europe: Enterprise Mobility Insights by Rob Tiffany

    Whist I was at TechEd Europe I armed myself with my trusty video camera and attempted to track down some of the interesting speakers that were wondering around the stands during the sessions.  Being quite into mobile I immediately recognised Rob Tiffany and managed to grab six minutes of his precious...
  • 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...
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