Windows Phone



Windows Phone was launched by Microsoft in October 2010 as the successor to Windows Mobile. Microsoft presents elaborate innovations to users who want to have everything in one single device, as well as receive real-time notifications and updates. The recent introduction of Windows Phone 8 shows prospects to private users, companies and software developers. Our Windows Phone application developer team is ready to make your project a working part of the mobile world.

 Windows Phone 8 intends to join smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs into one ecosystem. This means new opportunities for creating software and porting it between devices. Tight interaction between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 is also emphasized as one of the foremost features for simplified data synchronization. A new user interface was developed, known as Modern Style UI. Home screen comprises Live Tiles, which are links to apps, functions and features. Users can add, remove, resize and rearrange tiles. Features can be arranged in hubs. Hubs combine local and online content through Windows Phone integration with such social networks as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Xbox.



Along with the ready-to-use features, Microsoft leaves much space for Windows Phone application development. The recent liftoff of Windows Phone 8 claims to become a productive solution for business purposes. A solution with the features shared with PC counterparts, higher security and convenient management. Companies can create their own hubs, which allow IT administrators to deploy custom applications without using Windows Phone Store. Windows Phone 8 supports UEFI secure boot protocol and devices are better protected from malware. Microsoft Office has proven a dominating office tool set for desktop PCs. Now its compatible mobile version is available, supported by Office Hub and SkyDrive for cloud storage. Zune Software manages and synchronizes the content on Windows Phone devices.

Microsoft support will constantly introduce new features throughout the year. Windows Phone Store currently has over 170,000 apps available in 191 countries. Windows Phone mobile application development is engaged into enriching the store with new software products. That’s what MobiDev does for you and your end users.

On Windows Phone 8 the CE-based architecture was replaced with one based on the Windows NT kernel. Third party Windows Phone application development is based on XNA or a WP7 specific version of Silverlight framework. To increase compatibility with Windows 8, many components, along with support for native C and C++ libraries, are shared. Therefore applications can be easily ported. Windows Phone 8 introduces background multitasking, which used to be limited to bundled apps.

Still the previous version, Windows Phone 7.5 (also known as Mango), has a certain popularity in the lower-price segment, where companies require a big number of devices. Windows Phone app development for Mango is more simple, and apps are compatible with Windows Phone 8. Mango has integrated social networks, mobile Internet Explorer 9, support of 24 languages etc. A new update, Windows Phone 7.8, shares several features with Windows Phone 8, but does not officially have a full-fledge update to it.

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