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Create an App From A Windows Template

windowsphoneappsIn August, Windows launched ‘Windows App Studio Beta’, a popular tool for developers to easily and quickly build their own apps. So far, there has been 65,000 apps built. They recently released an update that now allows users to integrate other phone functions into the app they’re building. Its quite simple to do too, menu-driven “actions” give a developer context-aware tasks like dialing numbers. The coolest upgrade is the addition of NFC into the system for getting software to other app studio users (so cool).

Since the original opening of beta, the development team has been working closely with its first user group to build out development and better understand how everyone uses the phone. The upgrades since initial release in August are:

  • Enhancements of code and organization of projects for developers
  • Cache is now handled differently so that you can use external data sources even if the phone isn’t connected
  • You can easily set the default language for simple publication to the Phone store.
  • Navigate with FlipView to quickly see data sources
  • NFC (mentioned before)
  • Visual Studio was optimized to get rid of outside reference, especially when they aren’t being used (simplifies the size and complexity of the project)

Has these new features convinced you to give Windows a shot at app development?  Just FYI- not just everyone can get into this beta yet. Those who want to try out the beta’s new and cool tricks, have to sign into the App Studio using a specific source link.

HTC, everyone’s desire.

As the HTC One has been launched already and has been out for several months now and therefore has come down a little in price. HTC one now can be picked up for around £500 for the 32GB model. The iPhone is new, so its a little expensive than HTC one. iPhone devices starting at £559 for the 16GB models, £639 for the 32GB and £710 for the 64GB.

The screen and resolutions of these two phones varies. The iPhone 5s has a 4 inch LED backlit IPS LCD with 640 x 1136 pixels. A capacitive touchscreen giving it 326 ppi. However, the HTC one has a 4.7 inch, super LCD3 capacitive touch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels ehich works out at 469 pixels per inch. In this case, the HTC one comes on the top.

In iPhone 5s Apple has put the combination of its New Apple A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor that makes the iPhone 5s twice as fast as its predecessor when It comes to graphics and CPU performance. The HTC one has a Qualcomm snapdragon 600, quad-core, 1.7 GHz processor that comes with 2GB DDR2 RAM. However, Apple’s iPhone 5s wins here.

The camera of iPhone 5s is 8Mp. Apple maintains its 8Mp camera trend. This time the camera has an improve sensor that’s said to be the best in any smartphone, while HTC one has over come with the megapixel and has described its 4Mp camera as an UltraPixel camera

When it comes to the operating system, HTC wins as It has the Android operating system running in it, and iPhone 5s runs on iOS. Theres no point in comparing android and iOS

The dimensions of these two phones are great, and they have a very unique and classy look the HTC One (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm) is taller, fatter and wider than the iPhone 5s (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm), and is also heavier weighing in at 143g compared to the iPhone 5s’ 112g.

We’re sure that this mini version of the supercharged HTC One, which has won critical acclaim for its incredible performance and design, will be a hit.

HTC One was the most popular smartphone to date until the launching of HTC One mini was revealed.  HTC One mini, a smaller variant of the company’s flagship One smartphone is another stunning success of HTC yet to be launched in the markets this August.

HTC’s baby is the smaller brother of the HTC One – the device HTC has pinned all its hopes on this year. In fact, HTC CEO Peter Chou says the original One is ‘the market-leading smartphone’ and the HTC One Mini has become part of ‘the best smartphone family in the world’.


Like the HTC One, the One Mini features HTC BoomSound, comprising two speakers on the front to provide the biggest and best sound available. The main camera is backed up by a 1.6-Megapixel front-facing camera that supports 720P video recording. Available in ‘Glacial Silver’ and ‘Stealth Black’, the One Mini is marginally slimmer at 9.25mm and weighs 122g.


We’re sure that this mini version of the supercharged HTC One, which has won critical acclaim for its incredible performance and design, will be a hit.