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.
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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.
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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.
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.
(Updated) Vipul Patel walks mobile application developers through getting started with Windows Phone 8 development.
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.
Learn how to create killer mobile apps by leaving traditional integration strategies behind, and relying on Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers to deliver the apps users love.
The recent release of Mono for Android 4.2 brings with it new support for building a user interface (UI) in the form of the Xamarin Designer. Paul Ferrill reviews both MonoDevelop and Visual Studio 2010 on 32- and 64-bit Windows 7.
Laurence Moroney shares a step-by-step of how to quickly create a simple list view in iOS using the UITableView control.
Are you ready to build or port your apps over to the new Windows 8 Metro UI? Chris Bennet walks you through a high-level overview of the Metro UI design, features, development and deployment of apps.
Laurence Moroney shows you how to navigate between multiple iOS app views using the built-in navigation controller, and how it manages the transitions between the views on your behalf.
Laurence Moroney shows you how to launch your first application and how to build a slightly more complex 'Hello World' application that processes user input.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to write that latest, greatest iOS application for iPhone, iPod or iPad, but didn’t know the best way to get started. Laurence Moroney shows you how to get started with iOS development.
Microsoft is working hard to improve adoption of its cloud computing platform. To tap into non-Windows markets, it has released toolkits for both iOS and Android. In this article, we explore the offerings of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android.
Android intents are the foundation for the powerful application integration system that helps set Android apart from competing platforms.
Find out what you can do today to prepare your existing and planned Android apps for the highly-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich release.