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Microsoft has begun to encourage developers to migrate their apps over to Universal apps, yet some developers are still not convinced. I wrote an editorial quoting developers a while ago about the feasibility of universal apps and why they aren’t setting the world on fire yet. Today, another developer published a piece on his experiences with universal apps (which we…

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The future of the Windows Phone Store is WinRT, particularly due to Universal apps, which will run on both Windows Phone and Windows desktop/tablets. Microsoft is therefore eager for developers to port their Silverlight apps to WinRT, and has made a number of resources available to developers to make it easier. Unfortunately developers will know that there are many APIs…

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Microsoft today announced one of the most significant update for Windows App Studio. You can now integrate TouchDevelop scripts for creating apps in Windows App Studio. With this integration, developers will gain access to the hundreds of thousands of TouchDevelop apps and games, improving the quality and complexity of apps created with Windows App Studio. App Studio users can now…

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App Annie, an analytics firm for apps, has just announced Windows store integration. Due to demand by developers, Windows Phone and Windows store apps are now supported, the firm said today in a blog post. They also praised unique and innovative aspects of the Windows stores such as app trials. We are thrilled to announce support for Window Store and the…

analysis Microsoft releases Preview for Developers for Windows Phone 8.1.1 update

There’s been a lot of hype following the launch of universal apps with Windows Phone 8.1. For consumers, you only need to buy an app once to have it on your PC or phone and potentially Xbox as well. For developers, you’d have the ability to write an app once and have it everywhere as well as access to the…

Apps Windows Phone 8.1 update for Sprint HTC 8XT to be available on December

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn5hVq6Q-zo I have written many words about the decoupling of hubs from the OS and why they made no sense. I still think they make no sense from a consumer perspective, however, I think I understand what Microsoft is going for here. It’s not for the faster updates That’s one. The most common reason given for the decoupling of the…

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Zbox and OneMusic are two of the best Windows Phone Music players. They do their job really well, and that’s a shame because I really find myself unable to recommend them. First, let’s talk about design. Zbox and OneMusic take very different approaches to design. Philippe Maes’ OneMusic has a minimalistic design in the style of Cal. It is very…

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There is a huge problem afflicting Windows Phone users in relation to apps. I’ll call it Vsco Cam syndrome. Why Vsco Cam syndrome? For those who are uninformed, there is an app on Android and iOS called Vsco Cam. It’s a really good photo editing app that has received a lot of praise. It’s also not on Windows Phone…

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