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  • iPhone to Windows Phone: Group Messaging

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:16:41 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction Phone applications can interact with the stored list of contacts on the device. Common tasks to perform using contact data are making a phone call or sending an SMS (text) message. SMS is available as a feature to developers for most new smartphone class phones. iPhone and Windows Phone apps can send SMS messages to contacts from the phone's contact list so very easily. Phone Platform UI Comparisons In the screen captures below, an iPhone application (Figure 1) and a Windows P...

  • iPhone to Windows Phone: Geo-Location

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:14:37 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction A map with geolocation is a great feature to add to many application types. It can bring more information to the user's fingertips and can help to orient the content of your application to the user's current, future, or past locations. Both Windows Phone and iPhone developers have built-in support for including rich interactive maps. The demo application shown has a few simple features: Embed a street map with full zoom/pan capabilities Show the current location of the devic...

  • iPhone to Windows Phone: In-App Advertisements

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:12:45 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction Advertising in smartphone applications is a proven way to generate revenue from your paid, trial, and free applications. Each phone platform has frameworks available for presenting ads with little effort on the developer's part. For iOS devices, developers can use iAds, a platform from Apple. Windows Phone developers can use the Microsoft Advertising platform and SDK. Phone Platform UI Comparisons As you can see in the iPhone (Figure 1) and Windows Phone (Figure 2) screen capt...

  • Android to Windows Phone: In-App Advertisements

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 4:35:50 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction Advertising in smartphone applications is a proven way to generate revenue from your paid, trial, and free applications. Each phone platform has frameworks available for presenting ads with little effort on the developer's part. For Android phones, developers can use AdMobTM, a platform from Google. Windows Phone developers can use the Microsoft Advertising platform and SDK. Phone Platform UI Comparisons As you can see in the Android (Figure 1) and Windows Phone (Figure 2) scr...

  • Windows Phone 7 Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developers

    Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:09:10 PM | phoneadmin

    If you have been developing Qt applications for Symbian^3, Symbian Anna, or Symbian Belle and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone, this guide is for you. The guide covers what you need to know to add Windows Phone development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned while developing Symbian Qt applications. Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Phone Platform to Symbian^3 Qt Application Developers Chapter 2: Windows Phone Application Design G...

  • Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers

    Friday, April 22, 2011, 5:01:56 PM | Administrator

    If you have been developing iPhone applications and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone 7, this guide is for you. The guide will cover what you need to know to add Windows Phone 7 development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned building iPhone applications. In addition, use the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone API mapping tool to find your way around when you discover the Windows Phone platform. Chapter 1: Windows Phone 7 Platform introd...