We’ve been busy making updates to the Nokia Lumia Developer’s Library.
To start with, a new article, How to adapt to Lumia phones’ hardware features provides best practices for adapting your apps for the hardware features of Nokia Lumia phones, and to make sure that your apps will run smoothly across Windows Phone 8 device portfolio. Besides providing techniques on how to deal with the varying hardware features and characteristics, we also discuss some of the UX aspects of adapting your app across devices. Furthermore, the article comes with a new Hardware Info example application demonstrating the implemention of checks for the availability and characteristics of device hardware features at runtime.
Check the document for more details on when, why and how to deal with the device hardware features.
Nokia Music API updated to support Windows 8
The Nokia Music API has been updated with three new methods in the MusicClient Class – get track sample clip, new releases for a genre, and top products for a genre. The API now supports Windows 8 development, including playback of mixes in Nokia Music for Windows 8 – more details will be blogged soon.
Other May 2013 Lumia Developer’s library updates
- An updated NFC Talk example and the related guide, Using NFC to establish a persistent connection, to implement searching for nearby devices over Bluetooth.
- A new example DrumkitX (a Windows Phone 8 port of Drumkit XNA example), implemented using Direct3D and XAudio2 for fast graphics and low latency sample playback.
See Lumia Developer’s Library to check more details on the updates. Enjoy!