Nokia's Windows Phone demo apps for Maps, Music and Camera applications [Developers]
At the Nokia Zoom Re-Invented event, there was mention that Nokia was going to make their imaging SDK available to third party developers to use in their Windows Phone 8 apps. Additionally, Nokia has a Map and Music Explorer API available for developers to tap into as well.
To give developers and consumers a feel for things, Nokia has made available five example applications that demonstrate the Map API, Music API, and several imaging SDKs. The Music and Map apps have been out for some time now but the imaging apps are relatively new.
You have the Map Explorer that demonstrates the new Windows Phone 8 Maps API, replacing the Bing Maps used in Windows Phone 7.x. The Music Explorer app is an example application showing how to take advantage of the Nokia Music API features such as searching for artists by name, requesting top artists and new releases, and launching the Nokia Music app from within another app.
As far as the imaging SDK is concerned you have Filters Effects that demos the different filters of the Nokia Imaging SDK. The app launches the Lumia camera so you can apply the filters to new images as well as existing photos in your Pictures Hub.
Real-time Filter Demo shows how the real-time image effects take hold. Launch your camera and you can scroll through the creative filters and see how they look from the viewfinder. Real-time Filter demo does not support capturing images.
Finally you have the Filter Explorer that demonstrates the editing capabilities and performance of the Nokia Imaging SDK by letting you apply a number of filter layers to newly captured images or existing images in your Pictures Hub.
These example applications from Nokia have limited functionality but illustrates what the Nokia APIs and SDKs can bring to the table. For the non-developer these apps are merely a snippet at what this programming can do. Kinda like peaking behind the curtain.
You can find each at the Windows Phone Store by following these links or by scanning the QR Codes that follow. They are all free apps for your Windows Phone 8 devices with no manufacturer restriction.
Map Explorer (opens in new tab)
Filters Effects (opens in new tab)
Real-time Filter Demo (opens in new tab)
Filter Explorer (opens in new tab)
Thanks, David, for the tip!
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By Jez Corden
The map app worked though.
There should be a way to block ratings for example apps like these. Or actually they should just be available as apk's to sideload as they are only really aimed at developers; there's no need to have them in the store.
Anyone want to buy a broken HTC OneX for spare parts❔... Lol❕❗❕.. But seriously,, I want it out of my house...
*See what I did? Learnt it from you :D *
then this was implemented in symbian about two years ago, with a mouse & keyboard recognition. if you had a nokia n8 you can litraly convert it to a PC, just hook it up to a screen through HDMI, keyboard through bluetooth, mouse through USB-on-the-go, and enjoy 720 reselotion of awesomeness. :D
For Microsoft, Windows Phone is just another division, in a sprawling multi-national corp with many divisions, many of which out earn WP.