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Ragdoll Run on Windows Phone and Windows 8 adds carrier billing for In-App Purchases

Ragdoll Run on Windows Phone and Windows 8 adds carrier billing for In-App Purchases

Paul Acevedo 5

Earlier this year, we brought news of a mobile payment system called Fortumo extending its support to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Fortumo allows developers to add mobile carrier billing to their games and apps, even on platforms that don’t normally support In-App Purchases  like Windows Phone 7. Fortumo’s carrier billing can allow users living in countries where credit cards are...

No excuses developers: Microsoft extends $19 registration fee for Windows Phone Dev Center indefinitely

No excuses developers: Microsoft extends $19 registration fee for Windows Phone Dev Center indefinitely

Daniel Rubino 47

Back when Windows Phone launched, developers had to fork over $99 a year for access to the Dev Center (then it was called App Hub).  However, at the beginning of this summer, Microsoft slashed the price to just $19, or as they aptly put it “the cost of a pizza”. That special offer was to expire yesterday, but Microsoft’s Todd Brix has taken to Twitter to announce that the price is...

Microsoft's Windows Phone App Studio beta saw 30,000 projects created in just 48 hours

Microsoft's Windows Phone App Studio beta saw 30,000 projects created in just 48 hours

Rich Edmonds 105

Microsoft launched its new online tool for new Windows Phone developers earlier this week, enabling those with app ideas to easily create and deploy working concepts. If you're a novice at app development, or simply reside in emerging markets and don't have an endless supply of funding, the Windows Phone App Studio beta is a simple solution that helps you get cracking without any...

Windows Phone Developers here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 1020 (US/Canada)

Windows Phone Developers here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 1020 (US/Canada)

George Ponder 11

Are you a Windows Phone Developer looking to win a Nokia Lumia 1020? Nokia is sponsoring the August Developer Registration Drive where established developers can have a shot at a new Lumia 1020. To qualify for the contest you must live in the U.S. or Canada, you must be an existing Windows Phone developer with at least one published app currently in the Windows Phone Store, and you must...

Microsoft announces Windows Phone App Studio beta for new devs, loosens grip on unlocking phones

Microsoft announces Windows Phone App Studio beta for new devs, loosens grip on unlocking phones

Daniel Rubino 76

Today, Microsoft is making another effort to woo developers to Windows Phone, especially for those who are novices or who are located in emerging markets. The latest change is two-fold and involves new online software for developers and a more lenient unlocking policy to sideload apps.The effort is to make it easier for developers to jump on board Windows Phone by lowering the cost and...

Instagram makes more changes, restores Windows Phone third-party app posting privileges, for now

Instagram makes more changes, restores Windows Phone third-party app posting privileges, for now

Daniel Rubino 86

Instagram has evidently made one more change, hopefully the last, to their API for publishing photos to the service. We can now confirm that users can upload to the network using third party apps like Instance, and that those photos are public (unlike the last change). That’s an improvement from yesterday, where posting was blocked only to return later, but with photos marked as ‘...

Developers: Amazon adds cloud support for Windows Phone and Windows Store apps in available SDK

Developers: Amazon adds cloud support for Windows Phone and Windows Store apps in available SDK

Rich Edmonds 43

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's cloud services, has added SDK support for Microsoft's Windows Phone and Windows platforms. In a blog post on the official AWS blog, a developer preview of the next version of the SDK for .NET introduces support for apps on both platforms. Developers can connect to Windows and Windows Phone apps to AWS services and develop an app that's backed by...

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

Michael Archambault 42

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview introduced their latest version of the Trident based web browser, Internet Explorer 11. Today the company has released the developer preview of IE11 for those still on Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 promises to bring improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and a completely redesigned “F12”...

Largest mobile developer study in history shows strong momentum for Windows Phone

Largest mobile developer study in history shows strong momentum for Windows Phone

Rich Edmonds 28

Results of the largest mobile developer study, spanning 115 countries and 6,000 participating developers has shown that more developers plan to start developing apps and games for Windows Phone than any competing platform. That may sound like something to celebrate, but we have to remember that 71 percent of developers who took part in the study already have work published for Android...

Nokia's Windows Phone demo apps for Maps, Music and Camera applications [Developers]

Nokia's Windows Phone demo apps for Maps, Music and Camera applications [Developers]

George Ponder 26

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...

Nokia will give developers "deep access" to camera settings with new imaging API

Nokia will give developers "deep access" to camera settings with new imaging API

Seth Brodeur 11

Stephen Elop put out the word to developers that Nokia is looking for their help to push innovations in imaging technology. To aid them in this venture, Nokia will be releasing the developers SDK, which promises to offer "deep access" to the settings on the Lumia 1020. Some big names have already signed on to use the new developers tools for official apps. Look for new releases from CNN...

Microsoft enforces new Windows Phone Store policy; removes apps with vulnerabilities

Microsoft enforces new Windows Phone Store policy; removes apps with vulnerabilities

Rich Edmonds 43

Microsoft has announced this week that it will be removing Windows Phone apps that the company deems to have critical vulnerabilities. Microsoft notes in a TechNet blog post that developers will be provided 180 days to patch the issues in their app or their work will be pulled from the store, preventing consumers from accessing the app from their smartphones or via the web. The 180 day...

Microsoft shows off Windows 8 apps running on Xbox One, states devs get a head start by starting now

Microsoft shows off Windows 8 apps running on Xbox One, states devs get a head start by starting now

Rich Edmonds 43

While Microsoft's Build 2013 conference continues to reveal more goodies about Windows 8, there has also been some talk regarding the upcoming Xbox One. Today Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, teased some rather large hints at how developers will be able to develop for both Windows and Xbox One in the future. "Xbox one has two...