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WPCentral gets interviewed by AdDuplex on techblogging and Windows Phone developers

WPCentral gets interviewed by AdDuplex on techblogging and Windows Phone developers

Me pondering what we look for from developers If you’re a Windows Phone developer and want a peek behind the current on Windows Phone Central and our process on app reviews, you’ll want to head to the AdDuplex blog. AdDuplex as many of you know powers the developer promotion network behind many Windows Phone apps (and now Windows 8) and the service’s creator, Alan Mendelevich, was...

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Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Marketplace fix has been applied but it may take a day or two deploy As expected, Microsoft has begun deploying the digital certificate fix for the Marketplace that has resulted in some Windows Phone users unable to either install or update a select few apps (notably WhatsApp, NY Times and Translator). In a recent change to the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Todd Brix notes: “We fixed...

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The story that wasn't. Microsoft is not banning apps with Metro in their name.

The story that wasn't. Microsoft is not banning apps with Metro in their name.

One of the bigger stories to catch fire today was the idea that Microsoft were to start denying Windows 8 app certification to developers who use ‘Metro’ in their app's name.  The story originated from documentation found on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) that was quite crystal clear on the matter stating such apps will “…fail certification and won't be listed in the Windows...

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SkyDrive gets new ‘modern’ look with site redesign, new features and an Android version

SkyDrive gets new ‘modern’ look with site redesign, new features and an Android version

The new SkyDrive login screen Two weeks ago Hotmail became Outlook.com with a new Metro…errr..modern look to it and now it is finally time for SkyDrive to get the same makeover. Heading to www.skydrive.com you can see the new site redesign (log out and refresh if you are not seeing it) that brings it up to par with the Windows 8, Windows Phone and Outlook’s new appearance. And yes,...

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Registration for the Microsoft Build 2012 opens up with new Windows Phone logo [Update: Sold out]

Registration for the Microsoft Build 2012 opens up with new Windows Phone logo [Update: Sold out]

Update: We hope you reserved early because within one hour, Microsoft's BUILD event has sold out.  Microsoft has today opened up registration for its Build 2012 developer event, which is to be held on October 30th. Set to be held at Microsoft's HQ in Redmond, Washington, the event will cover not only the upcoming Windows 8, but also Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012,...

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Microsoft's App Hub maintenance begins this Friday, downtime expected next Monday

Microsoft's App Hub maintenance begins this Friday, downtime expected next Monday

Microsoft will begin upgrading the App Hub's infrastructure this Friday. Upgrades that will add more server capacity to better handle the load increases and streamlining the processes in an effort to speed up the rate in which apps can be submitted, certified and published. Developers planning on submitting new apps or updates should do so no later than tomorrow. The maintenance work...

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New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

In a new study just released tonight, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 3,632 'Appcelerator Titanium' developers from May 11-18, 2012 on their plans for app development now and in the future. Though not a survey of consumer demand the data is but one piece of the bigger picture of how Windows Phone (and Android, iOS, BlackBerry and webOS) is fairing amongst developers. For that reason, it...

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Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

We’ve hinted at this before and the leak of the Windows Phone 8 SDK is validating our claim that “Apollo” will allow richer notification support for 3rd party developers. Developers will now be able to have their app send notifications to the Lock Screen with the content reflecting the app’s Live Tile: “In Windows Phone, the lock screen contained a handful of notifications such as the...

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