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All You Need to Know About Windows Mobile App Development

Published on 02 March 16
You would be amazed to know the fact that Windows is the most dominant operating system on the desktop but very rare windows phones are used. As per the latest data collected through various sources only 2.5 percent of all mobile phones sold are Windows mobile. Actually Microsoft was the first to introduce smart phones and first cloud based phones.

Windows Mobile is a powerful platform that helps developers to create powerful and attractive mobile applications. The platform provides good support to the developers and provide them environment to create mobile applications as simple as it is to create desktop applications. This is the reason you will find numerous windows mobile apps in the store. Windows Phone 8 is the latest mobile platform that has became the favorite of mobile apps and mobile users together.

What You Will Need
Windows mobile application development is very easy but you will need right tools that will help you in developing the applications

  • Visual Studio 2005 or 2008: This is the single programming platform that gives you freedom to create, edit, debug and run the windows application. The interface is very easy to understand, learn and use.
  • Windows Mobile SDK: This is the software development kit that has the API and library files that will help you in developing mobile based applications.
  • Windows Mobile Device Center: This tool is needed for the developers to deploy their application on the device and test it.

While using Visual studio platform you get the freedom to develop applications in various programming languages as per your expertise like VC++, VB.Net, C# or ASP. Net. Visual studio gives you options to add many features and increases the excitement in windows mobile app development, but you need to careful as overload of functions can crash the application rather than increasing the performance. So, you need to plan first about the functions that are needed for your application.

Faster Application
According to the latest trend in the industry the mobile applications that loads faster and performs various task faster gets the success as users don’t have much patience. So, while creating mobile apps developer need to check the speed taken by the app to launch and to perform other tasks.

Security In Apps
Developer needs to use the best method or function offered by the platform to increase the security in apps in order to secure it from external threats. There are reports that states that 75 percent of the mobile apps available in the market will not sustain basic security tests. Security will remain the biggest challenge for the developers and for the mobile users.

User Experience

The main focus of windows app development should be on the user experience. It is the user who will decide the future of the mobile app. There are many data analytic applications that help the developer to know the performance of the mobile app and bring the changes in the app if needed.
This blog is listed under Development & Implementations , Operating Systems and Mobility Community

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  1. 03 March 16

    I have an app built using PhoneGap, can I still use the same code to publish my app for Windows Mobile?

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