Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer-Contacts

This is part 4 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer. It’s time to make contact with a user’s contacts! Since a user’s device is very personal to them, it often has their list of contacts. And it’s very common to build functionality into phone apps for interacting with a user’s…

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer–Motion and orientation

This is part 3 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer. Here we are going to focus on writing apps that respond to the various ways a user can move the device around. The basic accelerometer code in PhoneGap is generally used to determine the orientation of the device with respect…

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Windows 8 app dev for the PhoneGap developer–Location

In my previous post about PhoneGap to Windows 8 migration, I used the location API as comparison point about how similar the programming approaches were. In this post I’m going to examine location in a bit more detail. Location information in Windows 8, as in PhoneGap, can be accessed either in single requests, or can…

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Downloads for Windows 8 Devcamps

This month I’m presenting Windows 8 camps in Atlanta and Raleigh. For those of you who would like the labs, presentations and samples, they are available here in both C# and JavaScript versions. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29854 Don’t forget to sign up for our Generation App promotion so you can launch your Windows 8 app in 30 days.

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer

Abstract: Windows 8 apps can be designed and coded using HTML/CSS/JS just like PhoneGap apps can. And with very little effort you can use your skill and existing resources to crank out a sleek, modern looking Windows 8 style app in no time. PhoneGap and Windows 8 development – more similar than you realize PhoneGap…

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Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 are on the way–released to manufacturing today!

Today, various Microsoft team blogs joined together in announcing some huge news to the tech industry. Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing and will soon be available to download – first for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, then via other channels. This means the Windows Store is now open, according to this single statement from…

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