Windows® Phone Development
Windows Phone is the latest mobile operating system developed by Microsoft and is the successor to the Windows Mobile platform. Launched in 2010 Windows Phone takes a new approach to the mobile user interface replacing the standard grid of icons found on the iPhone and Android with Microsoft’s new Metro interface, a tile based design which puts the information you need at your fingertips. Metro employs Live tiles let you to pin your application to the start screen giving you live updates at a glance.
Windows Phone is a part of Microsoft’s long term strategy in the computing and entertainment markets with the Metro interface also used on their Xbox games platform and Windows 8.
On 11th February 2011 Microsoft announced their partnership with Nokia to bring a new range of Windows Phone powered smart phones to the marketplace. The partnership will make Windows Phone the primary operating system on all new Nokia smart phones.
While the market share for Windows Phone is still smaller than iOS or Android, Microsoft’s long term strategy of creating a unified interface across all of their platforms and deeper integration between Windows 8 and Windows phone will make the platform a compelling choice for new smart phone users.
Add Image is a Windows Phone developer and has over 10 years’ experience designing software for various Microsoft platforms. Unlike android where platform fragmentation can make app development more time consuming and costly, Windows Phone has the advantage that all phone manufacturers have a strict set of guidelines which they must follow. This means that an app designed for Windows Phone will work across all compatible devices without having to worry about screen sizes, processor speeds or available memory on the phone.
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