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.
The release of Windows Phone 8 brings full multitasking support as well as a new set of mapping APIs. Combining the two allows developers to produce more capable apps and a better user experience.
Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8 SDK Tuesday as part of its bid to increase developer support. This SDK includes several new features including hardware accelerated DirectX and native C++ code support.
In the past there was an assumption that only popular applications and services will be attacked. But these days even new services with few or no users is liable to find itself under the hacker’s microscope. In a recent //Build session, Josh Dunn discusses some of the common vulnerabilities found in Windows 8 applications.
Build 2012 begins today and InfoQ is covering the conference on-site. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's opening keynote today highlighted the unified approach Microsoft is taking with Windows 8, Windows Surface, and Windows Phone 8. The keynote emphasized the new opportunities available to developers and the personalized experienced offered to users.
Porting Existing C++ libraries to Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 mostly involves replacing many, but not all, of the existing Win32 and COM API calls with their WinRT equivalents. The UI itself will most likely not be portable, as GDI is being replaced with XAML, HTML5, and/or DirectX.
Essential Studio for WinRT recently released by Syncfusion includes 20 enterprise class controls for building Windows Store applications. The controls are optimized for touch and includes several features.
Syncfusion's Orubase is a framework for the development of mobile applications for Windows Phone, Android and iOS platforms. You can create apps using ASP.NET MVC and by making use of the Orubase framework.
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