How to develop a Windows Phone 8 application on a Mac

You are a mobile developer? You have a Mac… running MacOS? But you still want to develop Windows Phone 8 applications? Then there is an article for that! Developing for Windows Phone 8 requires using the Windows Phone 8 SDK, which itself requires running Windows 8. And using the Windows Phone 8 Emulator requires having…

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A new blog for Windows Embedded

The Windows Embedded team just started a new team blog that  will bring together a range of voices to spotlight Windows Embedded News and information, and reflect the evolving world of intelligent systems and specialized devices. I highly recommend you bookmark this new blog whether or not you are involved in Embedded projects: Approaching Embedded…

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Concretely, what does Interoperability looks like for mobile platforms these days?

Tons of mobile application projects are started every single day, in a domain where fragmentation is forcing developers into a complicated exercise of understanding what his options are. In a couple of previous posts, I have tried to provide a certain perspective on the actual mobile ecosystem that I think most people agree on these…

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How to approach mobile development today?

Today, developers increasingly need to be thinking about a mobile component and scenario, so they have to consider the actual fragmentation of this incredibly fast growing market if they want to be successful. I discussed the differentiation and fragmentation of the ecosystem in my previous post. In this post I am trying to synthetize what…

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A developer’s perspective on the mobile ecosystem

How does the mobility landscape look from the mobile developer’s perspective these days? Exciting, motivating, promising, confusing, fragmented, all of the above? Let’s take a look. Mobile, mobile, mobile It is a no brainer today (and not news) that mobility is exploding in both the consumer and enterprise markets. Smartphones have paved the way, tablets/slates…

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No mobility without interoperability!

As mentioned in a previous post, I recently changed roles at Microsoft and joined a very impressive team in charge of what is called Interoperability Strategy. As a new member of this team, I cover client platforms Interoperability (Windows Phone, IE, Windows 8 and therefore HTML5/CSS/JS). Ramping up on these topics and starting to explore…

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Get Started with PhoneGap on Windows Phone 7

PhoneGap 1.3 has just been released and now offers full support for Windows Phone 7.5. You can read details about the release on the interoperability @ Microsoft blog. In order to see how this works, you can watch the videos below. The first one is an introduction, while the second one is a more detailed…

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Changing role @Microsoft

I would like to thank you for your interest in following this blog about Embedded technologies. As I am moving on to another role at Microsoft, you will see different topics covered in here, related to mobility and HTML5/JavaScript development. I recommend you start following @MSFTWEB on twitter if you are not already doing so…

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