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Microsoft Confirms XNA Is On Death Row

Microsoft Confirms XNA Is On Death Row

February 2, 2013 1 Comment

Let it be known that Microsoft is no longer actively developing XNA game development framework. Games like A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda  and Rocket Riot were in fact made using XNA in the past. Support for XNA on the Windows Phone 7 OS was the last major announcement for the engine, that later was removed in Windows Phone 8.  XNA/DirectX MVPs were sent the email […]

Generation Apps: Microsoft Touts New Video to Inspire Devs

Generation Apps: Microsoft Touts New Video to Inspire Devs

December 10, 2012 1 Comment

Microsoft has published a new video on Youtube touting Windows 8 apps and the store. There’s never been a better time to build apps. From start to finish, Generation App provides what you need to make coding Windows 8 apps or games a snap. Find the tools, help, and support you need to make sure […]

Windows Phone developer revenue up 100%+ since November’s WP8 launch

Windows Phone developer revenue up 100%+ since November’s WP8 launch

December 2, 2012 1 Comment

Windows Phone Apps Team Senior Director, Todd Brix has recently taken to Twitter to announce that Windows Phone app downloads and developer revenue has more than doubled since the November launch of the Windows Phone 8 platform. Not only has this more than exceeded what was expected but it has given new hope to those that (for […]

Developers: How to enable Fast app resume for Windows Phone 8

Developers: How to enable Fast app resume for Windows Phone 8

November 19, 2012 1 Comment

Microsoft has finally posted on MSDN the much needed resources needed in developing apps that fast resume.  This is not to be confused with the Fast App Switching (FAS) feature that leaves applications preserved in memory only to quickly resumes in the same state it was in when navigated away. With fast resume, apps from the start screen […]

Twitter Client Tweetro Forced to Pull App from Windows Store

Twitter Client Tweetro Forced to Pull App from Windows Store

November 14, 2012 1 Comment

Over the past several months there has been a great deal of uncertainty surrounding 3rd party Twitter clients and their viability going forward after Twitter announced changes to their API that would impose new limits on developers (you can read their changes here). The changes appear to have taken their first casualty. Tweetro, for Windows […]

New “DVLUP” Game and Reward Program by Nokia(Video)

New “DVLUP” Game and Reward Program by Nokia(Video)

November 7, 2012 2 Comments

DVLUP is a game and reward system created by Nokia for Windows Phone developers. Windows Phone Dev Center members in the US and Canada can complete challenges, compete with each another and earn points, badges and rewards. DVLUP is currently in Private Beta. If you don’t have a code yet, stay tuned to http://www.facebook.com/dvlup to […]

Developers editions of the Nokia Lumia 920 are one of a kind

Developers editions of the Nokia Lumia 920 are one of a kind

November 3, 2012 1 Comment

We are now finding out that the Nokia Lumia 920s that were given out at BUILD this year are unique in there own special way. With mixed components including a pentaband,  from what the guys over at Wpcentral.com are told, this specific model will not be available again. As photo evidenced, the photo below is from game developer Marios Karagiannis creator of […]

BugSense Now Supporting Windows Phone 8

BugSense Now Supporting Windows Phone 8

November 3, 2012 1 Comment

BugSense today released a new SDK for its App Monitoring/Crash Analytics Service to support Windows Phone 8 at launch. This will in terms help developers produce better apps, built around quality. To developers:  Knowing you’ve released a great app is only half the battle..it must perform the best as well. San Francisco, California – November 02, 2012 […]

‘VIP’ developers’ Already Have Windows Phone 8 – Nokia Phi?

‘VIP’ developers’ Already Have Windows Phone 8 – Nokia Phi?

August 14, 2012 1 Comment

Looks like there are more of those Windows Phone 8 devices out in the wild. Recently we had an unknown Nokia device that looked like a cross between the 800 and 900. A bit later it was discovered that the device was the Nokia Phi and its specs were leaked out as well. Now Neowin […]

SkyDrive as Data Backup for Windows Phone Frowned Upon but Won’t Get App Pulled

SkyDrive as Data Backup for Windows Phone Frowned Upon but Won’t Get App Pulled

July 26, 2012 1 Comment

Things got a bit tense recently as a member of the Microsoft Skydrive Team announced that developers using ones Skydrive for data backup was frowned upon and it would result in getting their app pulled from the marketplace. Mark Chamberlain from Microsoft writes: “SkyDrive is not intended to be a free backup solution for applications. […]

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Windows Phones Computex 2014 New Partners Devices Roundup & Specs

On display this week at Computex 2014 several new Windows Phones 8.1 devices from partners were finally officially unveiled! Check...

President Of Lenovo’s Mobile Division Confirms Plans To Release A Windows Phone Later This Year

President of Lenovo’s Mobile Division, Lui Jun, recently spoke to Mobile Geeks, where he has confirmed that Lenovo will release a...

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