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The journey of the Windows Phone platform and state of the ecosystem

The journey of the Windows Phone platform and state of the ecosystem

Vserv.mobi, the global mobile advertising exchange, has shared an interesting infographic that puts together the milestones and elements of the journey of Windows Phone platform across the globe. The company has been helping Windows Phone developers monetize across emerging markets and the number...
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Do you automatically update your apps on Windows Phone 8.1?

Cortana and the new Notification center seem to steal the headlines when it comes to new features in Windows Phone 8.1. However, there are so many small and subtle changes throughout the update that make it a delight to use. One of those changes is the ability for apps to automatically update in...
Nokia goes on the offensive with effective new ‘app reality’ ad, targeting new buyers

Nokia goes on the offensive with effective new ‘app reality’ ad, targeting new buyers

If there’s one thing we can all agree on is that Windows Phone has a perception problem, especially in the US and Canada. The phone hardware is often reviewed favorably, but critics tend to ding the OS for lack of apps. This so-called ‘app-gap’ has become less of problem as of late 2013, but the...

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Ability to respond to Windows Phone customer reviews being rolled out to more developers

Microsoft is rolling out the ability for developers to respond directly to reviews in the Windows Phone Store. Replying to reviews is a feature that we reported on before the Windows Phone 8.1 announcement and was later confirmed by Microsoft. Select developers have had the ability since April...
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There are now over 300,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft has just updated its "by the numbers" page to represent that the Windows Phone Store has surpassed the 300,000 app milestone. That's a hefty number, and even more exciting considering that Microsoft reported it had 200,000 apps on offer back in December of 2013 — at this rate of growth...
Check out the new Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store

Check out the new Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store

Windows Phone 8.1 Update has numerous new features in it, with many being under the hood changes for phone manufacturers. One of the more interesting changes though is long outstanding: a Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store. System apps typically do not have flipping Live Tiles, which is maybe...
Windows Phone Store vs iPhone App Store

iOS App Store vs Windows Phone Store in 2014 – How do they compare?

Time to check in on how the Windows Phone Store is doing against competitors. While the app marketplaces for Android and iOS are larger than Windows Phone, the gap between high-quality apps gets smaller and smaller each week. Today we're going to check out the top 25 free apps in the iOS App...
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Nokia Windows Phone apps are now published under 'Microsoft Mobile Oy'

It had to happen sooner or later. Nokia apps on Windows Phone Store, including Nokia MixRadio, Nokia Camera, and others are now published by Microsoft Mobile Oy. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Microsoft Mobile Oy is the wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp formed after the acquisition of...
The journey of the Windows Phone platform and state of the ecosystem

The journey of the Windows Phone platform and state of the ecosystem

Vserv.mobi, the global mobile advertising exchange, has shared an interesting infographic that puts together the milestones and elements of the journey of Windows Phone platform across the globe. The company has been helping Windows Phone developers monetize across emerging markets and the number...
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Microsoft launches official #wpdev Windows Phone 8 app for developers

The best thing about being a developer in the Microsoft technology ecosystem is the terrific support that the company offers to the developers. From dedicated forums and learning resources to public events, the community feeds off this support and grows further. Microsoft has just launched an...
Windows Phone 8.1

Low memory devices lead Windows Phone downloads, games are most popular category

Ready to find out how the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store are doing? Microsoft has just published a report showing trends for the two platforms. We learn a lot of interesting things in the post. For example, did you know that low-memory devices, like the Lumia 520, lead in app downloads?...
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What are your top five most wanted Windows Phone 8.1 apps?

While we have seen the selection in the Windows Phone Store grow by leaps and bounds, there still may be a few apps out there that are missing in action. A recent WPCentral Forums discussion asks the simple question, "What is your top five most wanted apps for Windows Phone 8.1?" The discussion...
Danal opens up mobile operator billing for Windows Phone Store

Danal opens up mobile operator billing for Windows Phone Store

Microsoft has now added another name to the list of partners helping roll out operating billing for the Windows Phone Store. Danal announced today that it is now processing mobile operator billing for Microsoft with the service being made available on multiple mobile operators using Danal's...

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