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.
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Vipul Patel shows you the fundamentals of building a VOIP application on the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Learn how to create a mobile-friendly website, their advantages and how to apply them.
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.
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Discover how to start developing for the Android platform with this extensive guide, which provides a reference to the Android platform as well as a look at developing your first Android application. You'll explore the top 10 features for developers as well as learn design and development tips that go beyond the phone and target tablet development as well.
The Amazon Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin allows you to easily integrate Amazon APIs into your Android Eclipse project, as well as add or remove Amazon APIs from your project.
Before you can start developing mobile apps for Kindle Fire tablets, you must first set up your development environment. Read on to learn more.
The new Kindle Fire HD 7" and 8.9" tablets introduce high definition screens that provide an improved user interface, and high resolution images. While native layouts make use of these higher resolutions, layouts within WebViews may require some HTML adjustments to be made.
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.
Writing your app was the hard part, but it’s not the last part. You still need to sell your app. Here's how to make sure your description puts your app in the best light.
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.
See how to use the Amazon In-App Purchasing API to make it easy to offer digital content and subscriptions including in-game currency, expansion packs, upgrades, magazine issues and more. You can be up and running in minutes!
Face it, a lot of Kindles have been sold. While most developers have had few problems transitioning apps to run on the Kindle Fire HD tablets, Amazon has identified a few development tips you can use to deliver a great experience on the HD tablets.
Amazon GameCircle offers achievements, leaderboards, and cross-device game synchronization. Updating an existing game to use GameCircle instead of OpenFeint can be done with some relatively straightforward changes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vipul Patel walks application developers through the process of building Windows Phone 8 applications with the new map control.
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.
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.
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.
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Vipul Patel walks you through building a working Windows 8 application that is powered by the recently announced Windows Azure Mobile Services. This application demonstrates the ease of building a working application for mobile devices in a very short time, using the tools offered by Microsoft.