RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2013 includes components to generate and integrate bar codes into Windows Phone 7 and 8 apps.
Telerik has recently released RadControls for Windows 8, which enables developers to build touch optimized applications for desktop and mobile devices.
Microsoft recently released an update to Visual Studio 2012 with support for windows phone unit testing and improvements to Windows Store unit testing.
Microsoft has released Windows Phone SDK Update for 7.8 with two new emulator images for 256 MB and 512 MB Windows Phone devices.
The latest release of PhoneGap provides support for Windows Phone 8, InAppBrowser and also several improvements and bug fixes.
HelpBridge, a free mobile app for Windows Phone, Android and iOS platforms developed by Microsoft enables you to keep in touch with your contacts during emergencies.
Cordova 2.3.0 now supports Windows Phone 8 and adds a way of opening a browser window within the application.
On December 6th, 2012 Google stopped to accept new registrations for free Google Apps domains, that could be used for up to 10 users. Existing free Google Apps users can continue to use the service without any change. Google Apps for Business domains can downgrade to the free version till January 9th if they have no more than 10 users and fit into the reduced features set.
In the //Build/, Mike Downey demonstrated the key technologies that are employed by developers to create advanced media rich applications using Windows 8.
Microsoft recently demonstrated the samples included with Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit for the development of 3D apps and games for Windows Store.
To date Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is still a distant fourth in the battle for the hearts and minds of Mobile OS users. Google App Director, Clay Bavor stated that they ‘have no plans to build out Windows apps.’
Syncfusion has announced the availability of Orubase Version 1 which ships with Project Wizard, SQLite and Encryption Support.
ComponentOne has released Studio Enterprise 2012 V3 with new controls for Windows 8, WinRT and existing control suites with support for localization RTF and Visual Studio 2012.
Microsoft recently released software development kit which enables developers to integrate SkyDrive into .NET and Windows Phone 8 applications.
Microsoft has created a new set of tools for incorporating instantaneous language translating capabilities into mobile apps.With the new Translator Hub developers gain a supple Application Programming Interface (API) for customizing Windows Phone and other operating systems to translate up to 39 languages in their unique apps. The service is on sale now to developers or it can be sampled for free.