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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...

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...