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Developers experience Windows 10 Store love for all device types
Jul29

Developers experience Windows 10 Store love for all device types

Microsoft has just opened the Windows 10 Store to developers all around the world. If you’re a Windows developers this means you are now able to submit your new Windows 10 apps to users in over 190 countries and reach audiences across phone, tablet, and PC and more devices soon! In fact you’ll be able to reach a total of 1 billion Windows 10 devices across PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub and IoT over the...

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More for the #windev: Facebook SDK now available for Windows
Jul16

More for the #windev: Facebook SDK now available for Windows

Hot on the heels of new features and APIs for Microsoft Band SDK comes the official release of the Facebook SDK by Microsoft, which will allow you to create applications for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 that build on top of the Facebook platform, giving you the opportunity to allow your users to login via Facebook, use Facebook profile pictures, and use other aspects of the Facebook social platform. “The SDK...

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Windows Phone is not dead; 1800Pocket/PC will continue covering Windows exclusively
Jul14

Windows Phone is not dead; 1800Pocket/PC will continue covering Windows exclusively

I recently received an email from an Android developer (not going to name any names) that in a nutshell suggested that 1800Pocket/PC start covering Android and iPhone apps as well, similar to what other would-be Windows news websites have done (again, not going to name names, but you know who you are), because “Windows Phone is dead.” The fact is, Windows Phone is far from dead. Sure, it’s going through a bit of a...

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Developers: New Features and APIs Arrive for Microsoft Band SDK
Jul09

Developers: New Features and APIs Arrive for Microsoft Band SDK

If you’re a developer and you’ve been interested in building using Microsoft’s newly-released Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Microsoft Band, you’ll now have more features than ever before to take advantage of. Redmond is introducing some new features and APIs to the development software, including Web Tiles which sound exactly like the are: Live Tiles featuring information sent to Microsoft Band from...

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Android and iOS Apps on Windows 10: Will Developers Give a Second Glance?
Jul06

Android and iOS Apps on Windows 10: Will Developers Give a Second Glance?

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be able to accommodate code from iOS and Android, it made developers cheer, and for good reason; with 70 percent of the code able to be reused on the platform, porting apps to Windows was made even easier. Still, one has to wonder if some developers will continue to shun Windows, no matter how easy development is made. While Snapchat may be jumping on board, Viber is already there, and...

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