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    Question Windows Phone Emulator is that all i need ?

    Hey all just made it here, looking forward to getting a head start with more windows development.

    Ive searched but I would like to hear what the best software for Emulation/Testing as we come to 2014 ? I am guessing using Windows Phone Emulator is the what most people use ? if thats all i need thats fine too. I just need to know where to focus.

    Thanks in advance

    Andy

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    Re: Windows Phone Emulator is that all i need ?

    Emulaotr is fine ost of the time. Then to get your app tested in many read devices, you could try out our remote device access service: https://developer.nokia.com/Devices/...device_access/ the devices you see there are actual real devices, located at one of the room where I have my office,

    Then again, its always good to test the actual usability with a read device which you have in your hand, that would ensure the actual look & feel what the end user is experiencing,

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    Re: Windows Phone Emulator is that all i need ?

    Just echoing what symbianyucca said...

    The emulator is fine if you're developing an app - although final testing should always be done on a device, ideally a low-end one so you can gauge the 'worst case' real world performance (eg. Lumia 520).

    If you're developing a game, then the emulator can be useful for creating the prototype, but most of the development should then be done on device as 3D performance in *very* different between the emulator and real device.

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    Re: Windows Phone Emulator is that all i need ?

    actually funny how many spelling mistakes I can make in just few lines there.. All and all, excellent point made with testing with the 'worst' device targeted.

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    Re: Windows Phone Emulator is that all i need ?

    thanks for the information Guys

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