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Project Tripod aims to eliminate tripods for time lapses, exclusive to Windows Phone

Project Tripod aims to eliminate tripods for time lapses, exclusive to Windows Phone

Sam Sabri 44

The majority of the crew here at Windows Phone Central digs photography. Between our DSLRs and smartphones we’re all about wrangling photons. And we’re not alone, a lot of you are into photography too. If you count yourself among the photography loving crowd you should sign up to join the beta of Project Tripod, an exclusive app coming to Windows Phone first. So what is Project Tripod...

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Michael Archambault 30

Microsoft has launched a new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes of where and how technology mixes with culture. The first episode follows our host, Pamela Woon, speaking to Oscar winner, Randy Thom, about the importance of sound in technology. Randy Thom has contributed to famous films including The Incredibles, Return of the Jedi, and Forest Gump. Randy...

Advertising network AdDuplex raises $500,000 in capital for Windows Phone developers

Advertising network AdDuplex raises $500,000 in capital for Windows Phone developers

Rich Edmonds 11

Advertising network AdDuplex has raised $500,000 in capital to help Windows Phone developers succeed. Supporting both Windows and Windows Phone Store apps, it's an important tool that's utilised by numerous developers. With more than 3,000 apps using the network, there's definitely scope for the company to expand and help out more developers. Here's what AdDuplex CEO, Alan Mendelevich...

Developers Guide: Get your game published in the Brazilian Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store

Developers Guide: Get your game published in the Brazilian Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store

Paul Acevedo 36

For years, publishing games in the South American nation of Brazil was a laborious and mysterious process. While most countries allow developers to publish games with no additional certification beyond those of the platform holder, a few states like Brazil, South Korea, and Russia add on their own approval processes. As you’d expect, the challenge of navigating Brazil’s certifications...

Microsoft expands payout market coverage for developers, adds more billing connections

Microsoft expands payout market coverage for developers, adds more billing connections

Rich Edmonds 41

Microsoft has announced on its official Windows Phone Blog that a substantial increase in app downloads and revenue has been experienced by developers. The company has continuously expanded developer support and store coverage since the platform launched back in 2010. Not only are we looking it added reach, but it's reported that app downloads is up by more than 100 percent, while paid...

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Paul Acevedo 15

While everyone here has played a game or used an app that offers some kind of in-app-purchase (IAP), most of us probably don’t give the mobile payment systems that work behind the scenes much thought. And yet developers certainly have to consider mobile payment systems if they’re going to accept payments from users. At GDC last week, we had the opportunity to speak with Rain Rannu, the...