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Windows Phone 8.1 SDK reveals burst photo mode, password management in IE 11 and more

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK reveals burst photo mode, password management in IE 11 and more

Sam Sabri 226

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK leak This past week we’ve seen a flurry of new surrounding Windows Phone 8.1, the upcoming update to your favorite mobile operating system. The information we’re getting comes from developers who are leaking screenshots, info and more onto the web.  Today we’re looking at the latest information and screenshots to come out of surrounding Windows Phone 8.1. Want IE...

Microsoft’s modern.IE development site has saved developers over 1 million hours of coding and testing

Microsoft’s modern.IE development site has saved developers over 1 million hours of coding and testing

Michael Archambault 25

You might not be familiar with Microsoft’s modern.IE website, but web developers around the globe sure are. The website launched by Microsoft focuses on providing tools, documentation, and industry connections for web developers who are trying to get the best optimization out of Internet Explorer and other web browsers. Recently, the site has claimed that it has saved over one million...

Lomogram passes 4.5 million downloads in Windows Phone Store, big congrats to developer DevRain Solutions

Lomogram passes 4.5 million downloads in Windows Phone Store, big congrats to developer DevRain Solutions

Sam Sabri 34

As a mobile platform Windows Phone sits in third place. It’s a distant third however when you compare it to both iOS and Android. Depending on who you ask, we’re at somewhere like 4% marketshare globally. That’s still pretty small, but also presents a huge return for developers who make killer apps. Like the guys at DevRain Solutions who have just reached a killer milestone in the...

Grab the winners of Nokia's 'Create Master' contest for your Windows Phone and make it great

Grab the winners of Nokia's 'Create Master' contest for your Windows Phone and make it great

Rich Edmonds 11

Nokia kicked off its global Create contest late last year and we've covered new missions kicking off as the program ran its course. Developers were invited to develop apps for a number of categories, ranging from image and photography all the way to work life. Nokia has now announced the grand winner of the Create contest, as well as winning apps for each category. Pass the break to...

Nokia pushing out fix for Play To, addresses issues with GDR3 Developer Preview

Nokia pushing out fix for Play To, addresses issues with GDR3 Developer Preview

Rich Edmonds 13

Nokia recently confirmed issues with an update for Play To on Windows Phone, which enables users to stream media, such as photos, music and videos to other DLNA enabled devices. The issue was that those running the GDR3 Developer Preview and the latest version of the app were missing crucial software components required for both to get along in harmony. Today, Nokia has unveiled a fix...

Developers: Use the new Xbox Music APIs in your apps and start earning revenue

Developers: Use the new Xbox Music APIs in your apps and start earning revenue

Sam Sabri 37

You’re not a major player if you don’t have APIs for devs to tap into your product. Which is why Xbox Music just went from another streaming service to a bonafide platform. That’s right, Microsoft has done something a little unexpected today. They’ve introduced the Xbox Music API as a way for developers to connect their apps or websites to the Xbox Music service. Let’s check it out....

Windows Phone Central visits Microsoft UK's Reading campus to discuss apps and games

Windows Phone Central visits Microsoft UK's Reading campus to discuss apps and games

Rich Edmonds 17

We were kindly invited to Microsoft’s campus in Reading, UK last Monday where we were able to sit down with folk from the Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) team to see exactly what the company is doing to bring content to the Windows and Windows Phone platforms, as well as how we can work with said personnel to cover highlighted content you may have not been aware existed. So...

Vserv.mobi launches advertising SDK for Windows Phone; announces $100,000 challenge on DVLUP

Vserv.mobi launches advertising SDK for Windows Phone; announces $100,000 challenge on DVLUP

Abhishek Baxi 11

Vserv.mobi, the mobile advertising company focused on emerging markets, has announced its Windows Phone 8 SDK to enable advertising based monetization for Windows Phone developers. The service includes a downloadable SDK that allows developers and multi-app publishers to integrate over 10 mobile ad formats. It also enables premium full screen launch, exit ads, global hybrid mediation,...

Microsoft unveils free Unity support for its independent developer publishing program on Xbox

Microsoft unveils free Unity support for its independent developer publishing program on Xbox

Rich Edmonds 14

Does it feel like you're forking out for tools and the means to create some content for the Xbox console (or any platform for that matter)? Microsoft may have a solution for you with its independent developer self-publishing program for Xbox One. Heard of Unity? The popular, highly rated and expensive kit will be available for free to those who are signed up for the Microsoft program...