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Windows Phone Store and Windows Store dev resources merging, 21 new payout markets added for both

Windows Phone Store and Windows Store dev resources merging, 21 new payout markets added for both

Sam Sabri 38

Microsoft is changing up how developers get resources for Windows Phone and Windows 8. In fact, they're actually merging developer resources for Windows and Windows Phone. That's not all, they're adding twenty one new payout markets and highlighting the new Kinect for Windows 2.0 SDK. Details on all changes below. New unified developer resource for Windows Phone and Windows 8 Wanted...

Developers: Here's how to give users the option for a Transparent Live Tile (Updated)

Developers: Here's how to give users the option for a Transparent Live Tile (Updated)

Daniel Rubino 111

Starting with Windows Phone 8.1 users can select a background wallpaper for their Start screen. The trick only works with apps that have a transparent Live Tile, which has resulted in a massive push by fans for more apps with those see-through Tiles. But like all things in life, sometimes it goes too far. For instance, many people have – rightly – complained that they liked those '...

Windows Phone 8.1 may allow developers to directly respond to store feedback

Windows Phone 8.1 may allow developers to directly respond to store feedback

Sam Sabri 157

A week from now we’ll be packing our bags and getting ready to head to San Francisco. This is where Microsoft’s 2014 Build conference will take place. The focus is on developers and upcoming product innovation Microsoft is making for them. We’ll see what Microsoft has in store not just for developers, but consumers as well, when they unveil Window Phone 8.1. Not only will developers be...

Mobile payment provider Fortumo launches fund for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers

Mobile payment provider Fortumo launches fund for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers

Paul Acevedo 14

In-App Purchases are extremely common in mobile apps and games these days. As an AT&T customer, I have the option of paying for Windows Phone IAPs by credit card, carrier billing, or Microsoft account. People with different carriers or living in other countries might not have access to those same payment methods. And you normally couldn’t use carrier billing for Windows 8 purchases...

Microsoft reportedly considering an acquisition of Xamarin, would boost Windows Phone apps

Microsoft reportedly considering an acquisition of Xamarin, would boost Windows Phone apps

Sam Sabri 82

Here’s some stellar news for Windows Phone developers. Microsoft is rumored to buy software development company Xamarin. Microsoft and Xamarin have always had a cozy relationship. Last November the two tightened their marketing and technical ties with a new partnership deal. Xamarin is a popular tool because it allows developers to create Android and iOS applications uses C#, the...

Windows Phone App Studio picks up new update, reveals over 20,000 apps have been published

Windows Phone App Studio picks up new update, reveals over 20,000 apps have been published

Sam Sabri 37

Remember Microsoft’s Windows Phone App Studio that is currently in beta? It’s the killer program that allows you to unlock your phone and create basic apps using a web tool. That web tool is powerful enough to let novice users and developers create simple apps. More experience developers might use it to quickly create a prototype of an app. It launched way back in early August of last...