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.
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.
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.