Windows Phone Development And .net Technologies

A three day marathon to achieve a goal to train and motivate the developers and students all over Pakistan to use and develop for windows phone 7.  Sixteen universties were trained in a live video conferencing session at HEC ( Higher Education Commision ) premises. By educating the new upcoming students who will be the engineers and pillars of IT industry in latest technologies, we are infact empowering our country and Microsoft.

Following are the universities involved:

Day 1:

  1. Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology
  2. Institute of Business Administration
  3. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology
  4. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University
  5. University of Balochistan

Day2:

  1. Alama Iqbal Open University
  2. Air University Islamabad
  3. Fatima Jinnah Women University
  4. Frontier Women University Peshawar
  5. Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad
  6. Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
  7. UET Taxila
  8. Abdul Wali khan

Day 3:

  1. Lahore Collage for Women University
  2. BZU
  3. Arid Agriculture University Faisalabad

It was a good session, at the end we made a small windows phone 7 app, learned the windows phone 7 architecture, its programming model, API’s and Tools involved, and finally the deployment process to market place. The more these sessions will be, the more  awareness will come in the new comers and students.

 

HTC 12 megapixel Windows Phone 7 photographed

A 12 megapixel Smartphone by HTC running Windows Phone has appeared online today thanks to industry insider Eldar Murtazin. Eldar Murtazin has prepared two photos of this Smartphone alongside with a video demo of the recently announced Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update, running on this HTC handset.

HTC 12 megapixel Windows Phone 7

HTC 12 megapixel Windows Phone 7

The device has full resemblance to the currently available HTC Trophy Smartphone and if you look at the photo above you will notice that it is set to take 12 megapixel 4000 x 3000 photos. Previously we saw a video of HTC device which was said to be a 16 megapixel camera phone, running on same Windows Phone operating system. However it is currently unclear whether it is a new device or it’s only set to a lower resolution.

This Smartphone will come with support for RAW format, which will give Photo Resolution, Brightness, Contrast, Anti-Banding, Focus, Exposure Metering Mode, Exposure Compensation and RAW Capture like adjustable settings to the device. And as for the Mango update, it works perfect smooth on this 12 megapixel device (check out the video below for better understanding). Anyhow he further stated that he will be comparing it with Nokia N8 tomorrow. Hopefully more details on this device will be emerging soon like the price and release date, so stay tuned and we will let you know as soon as anything comes up.

Windows Phone 7 Mango

Bangalore: The developers of the Windows Phone 7 Mango acknowledge that the new Windows Phone 7 containing ‘Mango’ will make a hit. As Mango enables the programmers to bring ease and power to mobile enterprise applications. Windows Phone 7 “Mango” will bring multitasking, IE9, and Twitter integration along with other things.

This version of Mango Smartphone consists of more than 500 new features and 1,500 new APIs which create a dramatically expanded mobile platform. Mango will be released this Autumn and will widely have many new Smartphone competitors.

Few specifications of Mango include the more number of new APIs, Local storage via on-board database, brings more of the information you want to the surface, Associates online search with apps and information in context, enables Microsoft’s multitasking approach and provides better performance with Web browsing IE 9 and HTML5.

The latest upgrade of Mango for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 was shown in terms of opportunity and capability. Windows Phone 7 application availability is being broadened, with wider international rollouts. And the developer program is being expanded for development and commerce in 35 countries. Adding to this greater support for carrier billing and advertising is also enabled.

The Mango beta release is now downloaded by Windows Phone developers which is a part of Mango development tools. Developers experienced in Windows software programming for the enterprise were interviewed regarding the success of Mango.

Ginny Caughey, a Windows Phone Development MVP and President of Carolina Software said, “I think the Mango update will be HUGE for the platform. I suspect that many of the APIs were things the product group at Microsoft wanted to put into the 7.0 phone [release] but were not able to due to scheduling. Others were clearly the result of listening to users and developers.”

However, Mango did play a key role in Nokia’s decision to discard its own mobile OS development efforts and stake its Smartphone future on Windows Phone.

Microsoft shared details about Mango with Nokia. Later Nokia and Microsoft announced their mobile partnership, and Mango was given into the hands of Nokia developers. It is believed that Nokia phones are already running on Mango in Microsoft’s labs.

Windows Phone 7 Training Session-I at Digital Spinners Islamabad

DigitalSpinners is an ISO 9000:2008 certified Software House Established in October 2000 offering its services all over the world. I have delivered a training session-I at DigitalSpinners, Islamabad organized by Microsoft. It was great to finally see people learn and taking interest in a newer technology. We discussed Windows phone 7, its capabilities, development environment, some demos, and finally we had a Question & answers session with a wholesome debate on Mobile development in different platforms like android, iphone and j2me. All in all it was fun, we are looking forward for next session that will focus on pure windows phone development and deployment to windows phone 7 marketplace.

Windows phone 7 event at digitalspinners by Ali Sufyan

Windows phone 7 event at digitalspinners by Ali Sufyan