Did you know that?

Did you know that 46 out of the top 50 Apps on both iOS and Android are now on the windows phone market place. You can check out this article for more information: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57542103-94/windows-phone-8-users-can-access-46-of-top-50-apps/. The rate of developing windows phone apps now are 300/day. Everyone is trying to maintain the presence on the windows platform as the upcoming modern phone that the people will buy is actually windows phone 8. It will be provide by HTC, Samsung, Nokia and more. Since, I mentioned Nokia, you should know that Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphone in Q42012. You can read more on that here: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/10/nokia-sold-4-4-million-lumia-smartphones-in-solid-q4-2012-results-exceeded-expectations/.

Hope that this information helps you to visualize the potential for this phone and its up coming market place.


Comments (16)

  1. Luca says:

    interesting.. what do i need to start developing a windows phone app?

    thank you

  2. Dina Helmy says:

    well, first Get the SDK – FREE download on: dev.windowsphone.com/en-us, you can find there also some code samples for ramp. If you want to have a fast jump start, check out these sessions: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/…/building-apps-for-windows-phone-8-jump-start. If you stumble in any problem, feel free to get back to me. Enjoy 🙂

  3. Luca says:

    very helpful, thanks for your fast answer

  4. Dina Helmy says:

    Your welcome, I will be waiting for your up coming app on the windows phone store: http://www.windowsphone.com/…/store

  5. Ouma says:

    i'm studying information systems at the university; how much does it cost me to upload windows phone app on the store?

  6. Dina Helmy says:

    Since you are a student, you can join DreamSpark: https://www.dreamspark.com/ where you will have a free access for the windows phone store and you can start publishing your app.

  7. Ouma says:

    can i develop windows phone 8 app on windows 7 or windows vista?

  8. Dina Helmy says:

    Unfortunately you have to have windows 8 for the SDK to work and your computer needs to meet these specs:

    • Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions
    • 8 GB of free disk space

    • 4 GB of RAM (recommended)

    • 64-bit (x64) motherboard

    • Windows 8 Pro or higher (for Hyper-V) and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) needed for the emulator to work on the PC.

    Sooner or later, you will be moving to windows 8 as you will be addicted to the metro interface.

  9. François Joseph Ange AMON D'ABY says:

    this is only for Windows phone ^_^


  10. Dina Helmy says:

    This is actually the requirements for windows phone 8 SDK, hope I have answered your question.

  11. Lewis says:

    your posts are very helpful.. thanks to you

  12. Sebastian says:

    windows phone looks promising, thanks for sharing ur info

  13. Fernando says:

    i like this post so much.. thanks dina 🙂

  14. Dina Helmy says:

    Glad you liked it 🙂

  15. Kimi says:

    if i already have application for windows phone 7. does it work on windows phone 8? and if no, how can i make it works on it? thanks

  16. Dina Helmy says:

    It will work, all what you have to do is to open it and convert it to WP8 using VS. if it didn't work it will pinpoint out what should be change. Try it and let me know if you need more guidance on that.