September 20, 2014
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Understanding Search Extensibility for Windows Phone 8

Vipul Patel walks you through the basics of extending the search experience in Windows Phone.

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.

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.

Cartoon of the Week: Starting a Career in Game Development

Starting a career in video game development can sound great...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creating a Mobile-Friendly Website in PHP

Learn how to create a mobile-friendly website, their advantages and how to apply them.

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. 

Setting up the Amazon Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin

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.

Setting Up Your Kindle Fire Development Environment

Before you can start developing mobile apps for Kindle Fire tablets, you must first set up your development environment. Read on to learn more.

Using WebViews on Tablets with HD Screens

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.

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.

Creating An Effective App Detail Page: Product Descriptions

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.

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.

Getting Started with the Amazon In-App Purchasing API

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!

How to Prep Your Android Apps for Kindle Fire

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.

Migrating from OpenFeint to Amazon GameCircle

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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