What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1- New features overview (Part 4 out of 5)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

With convergence, WP8.1 received many interesting feature from Windows 8.x. In this post I will overview some of them: * Geofencing* Sharing* Roaming* Background tasks* Push notifications, Tiles and Toasts* WP Emulator and Tools   Geofencing Geofencing APIs enables scenarios such as notifications when the device enters or leaves an app-specified geographic region. This makes possible app scenarios such as displaying a reminder when the user arrives at home or notifying the user of deals at stores in area he is currently. Let’s see how to setup the geofence an respond on the geofencing events. First of all, the...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – Data Sharing (Part 3/11)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Windows 8 enables data exchange between applications. This was possible in the past, but to make it happen two applications must have knowledge about each other which was always not possible especially for applications developed by different companies. Windows 8 enables easy data sharing between the application by introducing OS-level sharing mechanism. Metro applications can publish information from certain types (“Share Source” applications) from one hand, operation system is responsible of selecting applications which expressed “interest” in some specific type of info and those applications (“Share Target”) are responsible of processing data received upon activation. In this post I will...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – What’s New (Part 1/11)

Long awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Win8 CP) just released! It is not come alone, but accompanied with Visual Studio 11 Beta (VS11)! Both products available for download. The links are: Win8 CP download is available here. Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8 download available here. So what’s new for developers? First think you will meet right after installing VS11 is facelift. Compare – VS2010 & VS11: VS11 got Metro-ish face lift! The icons are flat and grey, windows got flat look and feel...