Windows Phone is an operating system for smartphones, developed by Microsoft, and successor to Windows Mobile.

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What's Microsoft's strategy on Windows CE development? [on hold]

Lots of specialized mobile devices use Windows CE or Windows Mobile. I'm not talking about smart phones here -- I know that Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft's current technology of choice here. I'm ...
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Which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? [closed]

From your experience in developing mobile apps, which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? iOS, Android or WinPhone 7? And why would do you think it is the easiest? If you can order it ...
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What is better to return from the DataService: Status or Exceptions?

I have a MVVM app with DataServices (using mvvmlight). Right now, i'm using it like var answer = await myDataService.PullList(categoryId); if (answer.Status == Ok) ...
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How Data Transfers differ on Smart Phones: Iphone vs. Android vs. Windows Phone [closed]

I am interested in how each individual smart phone is allowed to handle data transfers within a third-party app. I am interested in designing apps that allow customers to update, transfer, download, ...
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Optimising news fetching

I have a web scraper for scraping news from different sources in wp7. My current appraoch for doing this is: load newspapers information from xml file. go to the specified sections and fetch the ...
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What pricing model has more benefits in mobile app stores: free or paid? [closed]

What's your experience with selling free vs. paid apps in the mobile app stores (AppStore, Android Market, Windows Marketplace for Mobile)? Is it better to publish free apps with advertisements or ...
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How is developing apps for Windows Phone 8 is different from Windows Phone 7.x?

What has changed with regards to the design patterns? Do both use the same development techniques? If I'm faced with the option of learning Windows Phone 7 vs Windows Phone 8 will learning windows ...
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Is abusing Application.UnhandledException for login redirection okay?

I'm programming a windows phone 7 app which needs authentication for news-like read access. I use Application.UnhandledException to handle (my) AuthFailedException, which can be thrown from any page, ...
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Do we actually have to pay to make Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps? [closed]

I want to know how much does it cost to develop a free phone app (which means i price it at $0) on: WP7 iPhone Android What if now I want to price the app at $0.99? How much do I have to pay if ...
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Is it recommendable to program .net apps with C++

From what I can understand, C# is the defacto language when coding .NET apps. Is it recommendable to program .NET apps [let that be ASP.NET, WinPhone 7, GUI, etc] in C++? What are the pitfalls and the ...
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Windows Phone 7 app development - Is it worth it? [closed]

I've written a Windows Phone 7 application to display the Ordnance Survey maps that are loved so much in the UK (I am amazed that no-one else has done this yet). However I was about to shell out the ...
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Passing the data of a certain page to another page. Windows Phone 7

The user will fill out information in page 1, and the data will be seen in the other page listed in a listbox. Is it advisable to use data binding? I've been studying/researching about data binding ...
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Microsoft Dev Centre accounts [closed]

Looks like Microsoft is offering a special offer of 95% of the yearly subscription for the Phone Dev Centre (I didn't say anything about desperate). What I was wondering is do you need a seperate ...
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Can I release complementary Windows 8 and WP8 apps on their respective stores?

I am creating a pair of apps, one to run preferably on tablets, but also laptops and PCs, and the other for WP8. These apps are complementary - having one is of no use without the other. I know ...
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Best way of accessing data on different pages

I'm looking for a way to load data into properties/variables etc and have this information accessible to all the pages of my app. I want the information to be loaded via a background thread to keep UI ...
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Can each mobile app have its own client account for payments? (Windows Phone, Android and iPhone)

My company has many clients wanting mobile applications and having the payments come into our account and then sorting the payments would be a real pain. So can a company have a main account to ...
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Generic way of handling exceptions in windows phone? [closed]

I mean what are some of the ways other programmers deal with exception for example, when an error occurs when accessing a web service for say. If an example cant be given for windows phone, give the ...
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Can Windows Phone development be done remotely?

Can Window Phone 7 or 8 development be done remotely, such as on an Amazon EC2 instance or a rented VPS running Windows, via using an RDP or VNC client from a PC running Linux (or OS X, or maybe even ...
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Understanding Data Binding for Windows Phone 7 [closed]

I want to develop a simple app for the Windows Phone 7 platform. It's basically a vocabulary based game that involves the user moving word tiles from one area to another to score points. I want to ...
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Published Windows Phone 7 apps: good for the Resume/CV?

I'm a long time Microsoft developer who has recently started publishing Windows Phone 7 apps to beef up my current C#/.NET skills, and get more direct exposure to WPF/Silverlight, and of course ...
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Why don't mobile platforms support generational garbage collection?

Both Windows Phone/Xbox and Android lack support for generational garbage collection. This is frustrating for a lot of programmers. There seems to be a legitimate engineering reason to it, but I can't ...
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Getting into windows phone 7 development — what is the cheapest way?

Probably it is necessary to have an actual device. But I'd rather not have to buy a phone with a contract. Is that possible?
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How can I best prepare for building Windows Phone 8 Apps

I'm interested in learning to develop for Windows Phone down the road a bit, and am mostly interested in developing Metro Apps for the Windows Phone. It seems like there is some basic info for Metro ...
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Will official 'Mango' release allow sideloading of apps on WP7 devices?

Any news whether the official Mango release will allow sideloading of apps? I mean ability to deploy apps without going through the MarketPlace? I would like to see the ability to deploy my own apps ...
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MonoTouch/MonoDroid + C# = trustable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: MonoTouch vs Objective-C for iPhone/iPod/iPad development As a C# developer, would you learn Java to develop for Android or use MonoDroid instead? I'm very curious ...
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Cost-Effective, Cross-Platform Mobile Hardware/Cell Service

What is the recommended acquisition strategy for having multi-platform, service-connected devices for mobile developers? Is it necessary to have separate phone numbers and service plans for each ...
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Should I wait until Mango's release?

I was deciding whether to start a Windows Phone application, but it seems like it might be better to wait until Mango is released. Is Mango a new platform, or is it an upgrade to Windows Phone 7 ...
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Are there new API's in Windows Phone 7 (Mango) which need new phone hardware?

Are there new API's in Windows Phone 7 (Mango) which need new phone hardware? Gyroscope stuff? BTW, is AppHub the only Microsoft's official forum for WP7? Registration page is asking for 'Publisher ...
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What cannot be unit-tested in mobile app?

I really value unit-testing in developing webapps. I haven't had any experience in developing mobile apps. Is there anything that cannot be unit-tested in mobile apps? And what is the workaround for ...
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Windows 7 Phone — what version of Visual Studio to use?

I am an iOS developer just getting started with Windows Phone. At the moment, I have the free product Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone. I see that Microsoft has several higher-end IDEs, ...
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Why should I learn to make apps for Windows Phone 7 instead of Android? [closed]

What would be the reason one learn to make apps for Windows Phone 7 instead of Android phones? Is there any reason why Windows Phone 7 is the platform that a developer choose instead of Android? ...
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Integration of advertisement into WP7 apps: Any experiences? [closed]

Has anyone of you guys integrated or is thinking about integrating either admob, MS pubCenter, adwhirl or any other advertising provider into your apps? Please share your experience... Who pays ...
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Are there any “best practices” on cross-device development?

Developing for smartphones in the way the industry is currently doing is relatively new. Of course, there has been enterprise-level mobile development for several decades. The platforms have changed, ...
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Converting to a mac-book pro for multi disciplined development

I am in a bit of a bind. I have been contracted to create a small suite of applications for Android, iOS and WP7. Currently I am also on the market for a new notebook for development. Now the issue I ...
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Windows Phone 7 dev: C# or silverlight for a simple app?

I'm about to hire a programmer to develop Windows Phone 7 apps. The current app that shall be developed is quite simple. The app will download content from a Web-API. There are two lists to ...
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Application name licensing issue

I started writing an application for Windows Phone marketplace, at the time only making sure that the name I gave it wasn't being used by any other app on the marketplace. I just found out that the ...