6 things you need to do to port your Cocos2D-x game to Windows devices

Cocos2D-x is a great open source C++ cross-platform gaming engine for building games for mobile devices. Microsoft Open Technologies is contributing code to the open source project for the Windows devices support. Last month we organized a porting hackathon with Cocos2D-x developers and gathered a set of tips to help you go through the process….

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Corona SDK coming to Windows devices thanks to open source ANGLE project

Corona SDK, the popular mobile 2D platform made by Corona Labs, now offers closed beta support for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft Open Technologies helped the Corona Labs team integrate the ANGLE project into Corona SDK to add support for Windows Phone 8. This allows the more than 300,000 developers using Corona SDK today to easily…

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New Open Source Portable Class Library for SQLite

Microsoft Open Technologies has released an interesting Portable Class Library for SQLite, offering .Net developers a single API for integrating SQLite across Windows Store, Windows Phone and .Net 4.5 apps. The library is released as open source and is available as a NuGet Package (and source code). To learn more, read the full blog post…

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MS Open Tech working with the ANGLE Project community to increase apps’ portability to Windows Devices

Microsoft Open Technologies is working with the ANGLE Project community to enable ANGLE in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store apps. This will allow developers to reuse their existing OpenGL ES 2.0 code, and to apply their current skills to building apps and games for Windows devices. ANGLE Project is an open source project which…


The Developer’s Dilemma: How Do You Reach a New Audience without Spending Hours Recoding?

One of the greatest challenges of today’s developer is to develop lasting code that works across multiple platforms and devices. Because ultimately as creators, don’t we all want everyone (and anyone) to be able to access and appreciate our hard work? Writers want their books read. Singers want their songs heard. Developers want….well, you get…

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Now on IE and Firefox: Debug your mobile HTML5 page remotely with weinre (WEb INspector REmote)

Great news for HTML5 mobile developers: the remote DOM inspector tool weinre is no longer restricted to Webkit-based browsers and can be used with Internet Explorer 10 or Firefox, thanks to the community contribution with technical support from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. WEb INspector REmote Weinre (WEb INspector REmote) is an HTML5 debugging tool addressing…

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How to develop for Windows Phone 8 on your Mac

UPDATE 01/07/13: added instructions to enable Hyper-V in Parallels Desktop VM   Interested in developing apps for Windows Phone 8, but you are developing on a Mac? No problem…check out the guide below to find a variety of options. First you should consider whether to build native WP8 applications or Web applications. Applications will run…

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//build/ today with open source frameworks on Windows Phone 8

Added support for Windows Phone 8 in Apache Cordova, Sencha Touch, Cocos2D, Ogre3D and other open source frameworks. The cool news for developers keeps on rolling at //build/ 2012. We’re thrilled to relay the announcements from a broad range of open source communities that their support for Windows Phone 8 goes live on “Day 1”…

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Migrating HTML5-based applications to Windows Phone overnight with Apache Cordova and jQuery Mobile

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., the Apache Cordova team and the JQueryMobile team recently met with over 20 top PhoneGap/Apache Cordova developers for a Hackathon in San Francisco to gather feedback on building HTML5 applications running on Windows Phone with Apache Cordova and the jQuery Mobile theme for Windows Phone (Metro style). The Windows Phone team…

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