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Develop Both Windows Phone and Windows Store apps using App Studio without Coding

  In this article we are going to see the new release of Microsoft App Studio for creating apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8 without any coding experience and for immediate move to market in simple 4 easy steps with complete customization. In mid February this year the newer version of the app studio was released in beta to early adapter customers, with the beta version in much usage now we have the final version of the app studio available to the public. To access the App studio login to http://appstudio.windows.com/ with a valid Live ID ( Outlook or Hotmail email ID) or any Microsof... [More]

How to prevent deploying apps to SD card in Windows Phone for developers

  In this tutorial we are going to see how to avoid our application to be installed in SD card directly by the consumers. There are possible cases the app can be installed on to the SD card directly as the latest devices (Lumia) has support to install the application to SD Card and can also install in the local storage. As a developer I prefer having my apps installed to the application storage rather the SD card as it has more control over the app loading, if by any chance the SD is changed or corrupted from consumer perspective if the app is not loading its going to be a bad debt for t... [More]

Whats new in Windows Phone 8.1 from BUILD 2014

  It was April 2nd the Day 1 of the BUILD 2014 Keynote in San Francisco, where Microsoft kicked off with a three hour long Keynote on Windows phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 updates and launch of few new Nokia Lumia devices. The Keynote started with Windows Phone Corporate Vice President Joe Belfort speaking about the highlights of the new features of Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 the upcoming update for the consumers will have the below enhancements and features. CORTANA – The new Personal Assistance for Windows Phone 8.1 which will replace the BING Search button on the device. C... [More]

Whats new in the Microsoft Azure Management Portal

  Its was the 2nd day of //BUILD 2014, Scott Guthrie gave a keynote about the new Azure enhancements and features that will be released on the day. Later the new Microsoft Azure Management Portal is launched with a much excited look and feel and more advanced dashboard to customize the tiles and pin it accordingly. As everyone I am totally excited to get my hands on with the new portal which gives more appealing look and feel for the end users. To access the new portal, navigate to www.portal.azure.com, though still the old portal will remain active till the new one gets more productiv... [More]

Programmatically get Mobile Operator Information and Settings in Windows Phone

  In this short tutorial you are going to see how to programmatically query and get the mobile Operator information and settings that are applicable. This feature is pretty much needed in any application that uses internet when to check if the Internet connection is active and if active then need to check if the data is coming from Wifi or service provider and from which service provider and to check if the service provider is local provider or in roaming etc. So with these use cases this feature can be more useful in checking the options that the device is current using to avoid any add... [More]

How to control the Windows Phone Lock Screen Programmatically

  In this article we are going to see how to programmatically control the Windows Phone Lock Screen from the application. In Windows Phone Lock screen can be customized with a background image from different application or from your own application or directly from Photo album as required. Its not all the application will have the capability of adding a Lock Screen functionality by itself, we need to enable the capability and add a custom permission to tell the application that we need a Lock Screen functionality to be enabled and available to the end user. To enable a Lock Screen func... [More]

The all new Windows Phone App Studio – Beta

  Microsoft released a new version of the most successful online app building infrastructure which is the “Windows Phone App Studio” Beta version with much more enhanced features and rich UI. For the newbies Windows Phone App Studio is web tool to design and develop windows phone apps on the fly with the in-build templates and data stores. With Windows Phone App Studio you can build simple and near apps with basic features in simple steps. Windows Phone App Studio was launched last August 2013 and Microsoft claims that it has more than 3,50,000 active developers and more than 300000 pr... [More]

OneDrive Launch and Outlook.com First Anniversary – Bangalore

  It was another launch day in the month of February where Microsoft officially launched OneDrive by taking off the SkyDrive permanently. There was a round table closed group discussion yesterday in JW Marriott Bangalore where we got chance to discuss about the new OneDrive product and its features. As a whole OneDrive is a separate entity launched and its not a replace of SkyDrive as a whole. The discussion is kick started by Mr SenthilKumar Sundaram, Director Product Marketing from Microsoft India who took over showcasing the different features that are available with One Drive. OneD... [More]

Programmatically using Nokia MixRadio API in your Windows Phone application

  In this tutorial you are going to see how to use the Nokia MixRadio Api in the Windows Phone Application. Those who don't know what Nokia MixRadio is all about, earlier it was called Nokia Music API. This API is a service from Nokia which can be used in any platform as its not specific to Windows Phone or Windows 8 but it is also available to Android and other platforms. With this API we can showcase the music contents, charts, mixes and do search with the API which allows users to get the specific level of information that is required to list down the music. With Nokia MixRadio users... [More]

Windows Phone 8 can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1

  Hurray, its a news for Windows Phone lovers, now you can upgrade your Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1 on their own devices without any hassle. Microsoft Windows Phone Public Relation director Greg addressed the media with this update. So the immediate question is when we get the update, there is not proper news on the release dates but its clear we need to wait for some time and mostly expected to be release during spring this year. So its likely all the devices which is running Windows phone 8 will be getting the update, but there are restrictions to device specific. Sources sa... [More]

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