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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...

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 to ditch back button, increase screen size support past 7-inches

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 to ditch back button, increase screen size support past 7-inches

Daniel Rubino 574

Microsoft guru Paul Thurrott is reporting on some new information regarding the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update aka ‘Blue’. He notes that the info comes from a single source, though he has confidence in the information revealed. What’s discussed isn’t so much the superficial UI changes or new features but rather core user experience deviations that should cause a stir amongst the...

Support the developers behind your favourite apps with Nokia's #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay

Support the developers behind your favourite apps with Nokia's #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay

Rich Edmonds 12

Do you honestly think it's just another Friday? No way! It's never "just another day" here at Windows Phone Central, or within the Windows community for that matter. DVLUP, the Nokia rewards program for Windows Phone developers launched #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay on Twitter last month as a one off, but it's back for the first Friday of each month. So, what's it all about and how can you get...