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Nokia partners with RNIB for Do Good mission; calls for developers to help those with impaired vision

Nokia partners with RNIB for Do Good mission; calls for developers to help those with impaired vision

Rich Edmonds 15

In an interesting twist to the Nokia Create program for developers, the company is tasking Windows Phone developers with a mission dedicated to the idea of "Doing Good." Partnering with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Nokia is calling for developers to create new apps that will help make the lives of those with low vision easier; or update their existing content to...

Windows Phone App Studio receives new updates, claims hundreds of apps now published

Windows Phone App Studio receives new updates, claims hundreds of apps now published

Sam Sabri 64

Back in early August, Microsoft announced a new program aimed at empowering you to create your own apps. Windows Phone App Studio may not be for guys who know their way around Visual Studio, but it’s a great way for people to create niche apps that only they will use. That program is still in beta, but has continually received new updates. The latest came out today. So let’s check out...

Former UX Designer for Windows Phone teams up with Nokia DVLUP Design Consultations

Former UX Designer for Windows Phone teams up with Nokia DVLUP Design Consultations

Daniel Rubino 23

Developers, looking for a way to spruce up your app? Need advice on your creation’s UI? Then you may want to take a look at Toledo Designs who just partnered up with Nokia through their popular DVLUP program. Why go with Toledo? It’s simple. One of the founders of the company is Arturo Toledo, a former Senior User Experience Designer for Microsoft's Windows Phone Design Studio. The man...

Skype halts development for Windows Phone 7, sets course for Windows Phone 8

Skype halts development for Windows Phone 7, sets course for Windows Phone 8

Daniel Rubino 168

Skype not planning to release further updates for Windows Phone 7.x The Skype team today has taken to their blog to further outline some of their plans for mobile going forward.  In the article, they highlight how Windows Phone 8 was the first OS to receive mobile HD video calling and feature the new Modern UI. They also mentioned that “the vast majority of our Windows Phone base and...

Check out Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 with the release preview now available

Check out Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 with the release preview now available

Rich Edmonds 41

Microsoft is charging full steam ahead with development on not only its desktop Windows platform, but also its popular web browser. Internet Explorer 11 is now available for Windows 7 as a pre-release, one step up from the developer preview we recently looked at. This release contains numerous performance improvements, updates to web standards support, as well as alterations made to...

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

Sam Sabri 26

It's times like these I wish I knew how to create apps. Unfortunately, I couldn’t code my way out of an Altair 8800 if my life depended on it. But if you find yourself being savvy with Visual Studio, C# and the rest of the development skillset needed to create winning Windows Phone apps you might be interested in this contest. Nokia Create is a just launched contest to develop for...

See a video of Project Tripod, the upcoming app that will become the world’s virtual tripod

See a video of Project Tripod, the upcoming app that will become the world’s virtual tripod

Sam Sabri 37

Way back in late June we showed you guys and gals the early work of an upcoming app for Windows Phone called Project Tripod. It’s an app that aims to eliminate the need for tripods with a unique social twist. Think of it as a virtual tripod. But if you’re having trouble imaging the app, there’s a video below of it in action. Let’s check it out. Project Tripod comes to us from the land...

Microsoft backs down: Developers can now download Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC

Microsoft backs down: Developers can now download Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC

Sam Sabri 99

If we we’re clinical psychologists (we’re not) we might suggest that Microsoft is suffering from dissociative identity disorder, something also known as multiple personality disorder. The company has been doing 180s on products and announcements more frequently than anyone one company should. Take for example some of the backtracking Microsoft did with the Xbox One and features...

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”...