SeeTest, a testing tool developed by Experitest has been updated with an ability to test Windows Phone 8 applications in addition to iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian.
Until recently, one of the problems with sharing code across .NET, Silverlight, Windows Phone, and Windows Store is the inability to make HTTP requests. Each framework supports one or more HTTP clients, but they are incompatible each other at an API level. The Portable HTTP Client package adds an adapter to paper over these differences.
Chart for Windows Phone Q1 2013 SP1 with Multiple Axes, Axis Alignment, Annotations and Empty Values
Telerik recently released updates for Chart for Windows Phone Q1 2013 SP1 with support for multiple axes, axis alignment, annotations and empty values including the ability to display dates using Calendar control in additional languages.
Telerik has announced the roadmap for DevTools for .NET Q2 2013 which includes addition of new controls and features to their Ajax, Windows Forms, Reporting, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 product suites.
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.’