October 30, 2014
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Using Windows Azure to Store Windows Phone 8 App Data
Discover the various options available in Windows Azure Storage that can be used to store Windows Phone application data.
Tags : Cloud, Azure, windows phone apps, Windows Phone 8
Building and Deploying Apps to an Enterprise Enrolled Phone
Vipul Patel explores the fundamentals of how to distribute company applications for Windows Phones.
Tags : Enterprise, mobile device, Windows Phone 8
Enabling In-App Purchases in Your Windows Phone 8 Application
Vipul Patel shows you how to build in-app purchasing capability in your Windows Phone applications, allowing you to sell virtual products.
Tags : application, Windows Phone 8, In-app Purchasing
Understanding Search Extensibility for Windows Phone 8
Vipul Patel walks you through the basics of extending the search experience in Windows Phone.
Tags : search, application, Windows Phone 8
Creating an Auto-launch Windows Phone 8 Application using File and URI Associations
Vipul Patel Walks you through the basics of how to create an auto-launch Windows Phone 8 application.
Tags : application, Windows Phone 8
Building a Custom Contact Store in Your Windows Phone 8 Application
Windows Phone 8 allows applications to create contacts that are owned by the application itself.  This article walks Windows Phone developers through the fundamentals and steps of building a simple custom contact store.
Tags : Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012
Porting from Android to Windows 8: The Real Story
Do you have an Android application? Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 offer you new opportunities for expanding your audience, but just how hard is it to port an app? Jeff Cogswell chronicles the real story of just such a port. (sponsored)
Tags : Android, port, Windows Phone 8
Utilizing DataSense to Build Data-Cap Sensitive Applications in Windows Phone 8
With the launch of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced support for Data-Cap. Vipul Patel explains the fundamentals of building a Windows Phone 8 application that utilizes Data Sense to be data-cap sensitive.
Tags : Microsoft, Windows Phone 8
Working with Proximity APIs in Windows Phone 8
Microsoft introduced support for proximity APIs in Windows Phone 8. Join Vipul Patel as he walks you through the fundamentals of working with proximity APIs in applications, targeting the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Tags : API, Microsoft, Windows Phone 8
Working with Bluetooth APIs in Windows Phone 8
With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced support for using Bluetooth APIs in Windows Phone 8 applications. This article walks Windows Phone developers through the fundamentals of working with Bluetooth APIs in applications targeting Windows Phone 8 platform.
Tags : API, applications, Bluetooth, Windows Phone 8
Understanding and Using VOIP Support in Windows Phone 8
Vipul Patel shows you the fundamentals of building a VOIP application on the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Tags : VoIP, audio, Video Calling, Windows Phone 8
Reading from an SD Card in Windows Phone 8 Applications
Microsoft introduced support for accessing SD card contents in the Windows Phone 8 release. This article walks Windows Phone developers through the fundamentals of building a Windows Phone 8 application that can use the storage APIs to read from SD card. 
Tags : API, application, SD Card, Storage, Windows Phone 8
Guide to Porting Android Applications to Windows 8
The mobile landscape is changing, and Microsoft is now gaining market share. If you've already built for Android, learn what do you really need to know to port your application to Windows Phone 8.
Tags : Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8
Windows 8 and the Android Developer
Developers building mobile applications have to know what platforms are important today, but also need to ask the question of what platforms will be hot tomorrow. Android is hot today. Is Windows Phone 8 important enough for the Android developer to consider?
Tags : mobile development, Android, Microsoft, Windows Phone 8
Using the New Launchers Supported in Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 adds more support for launchers, which enable users to perform common tasks. In this article, we will walk through the new launchers that were introduced in Windows Phone 8.
Tags : LAUNCHERS, Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012
Building a Windows Phone 8.0 Lens Application
Microsoft has introduced the capability of allowing application developers to build their own camera applications, called Lens, in Windows Phone 8.0. This articles walks a Windows Phone application developer through the process of building a camera application that integrates directly with the built-in camera application.
Tags : application, camera, lens, Windows Phone 8
Building Windows Phone Applications using Direct3D
With the release of Windows Phone 8.0, Microsoft introduced support for Direct3D, which is part of Microsoft’s DirectX application programming interface. Join Vipul Patel to learn more about the platform support for Direc3D in Windows Phone 8.
Tags : gaming, Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012
Adding an Auto-Upload Feature to Your Windows Phone 8 Application
Windows 8 lets you build the auto-upload feature into your mobile application. This article walks a Windows Phone 8 application developer through the steps to build the auto-upload feature into their Windows Phone 8 application.
Tags : windows phone apps, Windows Phone 8
How to Build a Navigation App for Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 offers new APIs for maps and navigation. This article walks the user through the steps involved in building a navigation application for the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Tags : navigation, maps, Windows Phone 8, Maps API
Understanding and Using the Wallet in Your Windows Phone 8 Application
Wallet, Windows Phone 8's new functionality lets you manage payment instruments, store coupons, credit and loyalty cards in a central place, and lets you link these items to Windows Phone 8 applications. Vipul Patel shows you how.
Tags : mobile, application, Windows Phone 8
Adding Speech Support to Your Windows Phone 8 Application
Windows Phone 8 platform lets users interact with Windows Phone 8 applications through speech. This article walks the reader through the steps of integrating speech support in their Windows Phone 8 applications.
Tags : applications, speech, Windows Phone 8
Using the Location API in Your Windows Phone 8 Applications
Windows Phone 8 allows application developers to build applications that can use the device’s physical location. This article walks through the steps of building a mock application, which utilizes the location API.
Tags : API, location, Windows Phone 8
Using the New Map Control in Windows Phone 8 Applications
Vipul Patel walks application developers through the process of building Windows Phone 8 applications with the new map control.
Tags : applications, Windows Phone 8
How to Build Lock Screen Notifications w/ Windows Phone 8
The recently announced Windows Phone 8 platform supports the ability to customize the lock screen. This article walks a Windows Phone Application developer through the steps to provide lock screen notifications for their application as well as set the lock screen background.
Tags : customization, Windows Phone 8
A Guide to Better User Interaction Using Windows Phone 8 Tiles
Live tiles make interaction more personal by providing notifications on the Start screen itself. Join Vipul Patel in a walk-through of the basics of Windows Phone 8 Tiles.
Tags : application, Windows Phone 8
15 New Features of Windows Phone 8 of Interest to Developers
Windows Phone 8 has a lot of great features. Get insights into the new features in the Windows 8 platform that you, as a developer, can target in your applications.
Tags : developer, mobile, Windows Phone 8
Getting Started with Windows Phone 8 Development
(Updated) Vipul Patel walks mobile application developers through getting started with Windows Phone 8 development.
Tags : mobile apps, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8 SDK
Build Conference Sells Out in an Hour
Microsoft is taking names for the waiting list.
Tags : Microsoft, Windows 8, developer conference, Build, Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Announces Dates for Build Conference
Registration begins in two weeks.
Tags : Microsoft, development, Azure, Windows 8, conference, Build, Windows Phone 8
The Last Major Update for Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone 7.8 will offer some Windows Phone 8 features.
Tags : Microsoft, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Reveals Features of Windows Phone 8
The new mobile OS will be a lot like the Windows 8 desktop OS.
Tags : mobile development, Microsoft, Windows 8, mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8
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