Last week, we promised to bring you a series of Windows Phone design consultations. Today, we are excited to launch the series with Running Mate app consultation.
In this episode, Dave provides valuable insights on design including app orientation, the pivot UI component, and typography.
Read on and learn from his insights here.
Pablo Moncunill and Joe Fernández are recent graduates of Computer Science with a passion for software development. They met at university, where they first began working together on software development projects. Since then, they’ve shown no signs of stopping.
The Nokia Imaging SDK launched as a beta this past summer, and since that time hundreds of developers, such as the finalists of the Nokia Capture hackathon and many others, have used it to create new imaging apps and have provided valuable feedback to test and enhance the SDK.
Today at Slush 2013, the leading start-up conference for northern Europe, we announced the latest version of the Imaging SDK (v1.0), which addresses the feedback we’ve received, and we’re confident it provides developers the tools they need for creating new kinds of imaging apps that consumers will enjoy.
Glenn Versweyveld (Depechie) has been selected as COM winner for October.
Over the last few months Glenn has written a number of excellent articles. The wiki moderation team were particularly impressed by Tabbed interface with Pivot animation for Windows Phone, which shows how to create the kind of “tabbed” UI found in the Windows Phone Twitter app.
Oliver Ulm (SB Dev) has been selected as Nokia Developer “Poster of the Month” for October!
Oliver was selected because of the quality and consistency of his answers on the Windows Phone discussion boards across more than three months. In several cases he has gone “above and beyond” what would be expected – providing buildable projects as solutions to developer problems, and then further sharing the code as complete wiki articles (he was also our wiki “COM” winner last month).
With attention to detail displayed on every screen, Artifex Mundi crafts highly engaging puzzle-based adventure games that appeal to casual gamers worldwide. The Poland-based company has found its niche, and perhaps like one of the detectives in their games, they are following a trail that is leading to great success in the Windows Phone Store, as you can see in this video interview from Nokia Developer:
My how time flies. It is hard to believe that our own DVLUP rewards program for Windows Phone and Asha app developers is 1 year old today!
And wouldn’t you know it; the team at DVLUP has presents for all of you! Imagine you were invited to the DVLUP birthday party, and you got a great goodie bag just for being you.
Smart Resize isn’t your average image resizing app, any more than developers Rudi Chen and Shida Li are your average university students. These friends and students at the University at Waterloo in Canada scored top honors in this summer’s Nokia Capture hackathon in Lund, Sweden. You can now download their Smart Resize app from Windows Phone Store and see for yourself what impressed everyone last week when we showcased their app during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi.
If you only publish your Windows Phone app in English, you’re neglecting 75% of your potential users. English-only apps reach about 25% of Windows Phone users in their native language. Adding Chinese (simplified) and Spanish more than doubles your potential to about 60%. Add Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and French to cover the overwhelming majority of all Windows Phone users.
We have lots to cover, so let’s begin!
Mini Missions 1 & 2 winners announced
After many long and enjoyable nights reviewing your submissions, we’re happy to announce the winners for the Nokia Create Mini Missions 1 and 2. Mini Mission 1 challenged you to add new features to existing apps using the Nokia Imaging SDK. Mini Mission 2 offered prizes to the best additions of NFC functionality to an existing app.
So, drum roll please…