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Microsoft set to pay out more cash to bring developers to Windows Phone

0. phoneArena 15 Jun 2013, 12:08 posted on

This isn't the first time that we've written a story about Microsoft offering cash to attract developers to the Windows Phone platform, and there is a fair chance that this won't be the last time either. Microsoft knows that more developers and a better app ecosystem is absolutely key to making sure the growth that Windows Phone has seen doesn't disappear. So, Microsoft is getting ready to pay more developers to bring apps to Windows Phone...

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posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:11 6

1. meyy91 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Sorry Microsoft.. No need of your cash.. :P :D

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:37 20

7. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


not funny at all.dumb comment of day goes to you.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:49 13

9. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Microsoft paying developers to produce apps is less lame than Samsung paying people to post fake negative online reviews and comments about Microsoft and Nokia products and services...

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:11 15

2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


windows phone FTW

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:17 15

3. papss (unregistered)


I love that they truly are trying.. That alone makes me feel good as a WP8 owner.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:17 4

4. apple4never (Posts: 913; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i love wp but the lack of apps is killing me !!!!

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:20 8

5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


this is best part of wp.solid support from microsoft

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:35 1

6. sniper1087 (Posts: 331; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


What happened with the HTC 8X supposedly Microsoft flagship ADN signatura device

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:40 1

8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1798; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


time to learn wp8 app development alredy learnt the android at office

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:51

10. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


hey,can u tell how to learn to make android apps?

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:59

14. vandroid (Posts: 251; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


There's tutorials all over the internet, Google had some onhttps://developers.google.com/

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 11:21

23. haseebzahid (Posts: 1798; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


sure i leanred it in less then 3 weeks although i had knowledge about C and things likes those and all i needed was on the google and android developer tutorials

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 11:28

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1798; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


here you go all u need to learn here
http://developer.android.com/guide/components/index.html

and to download tools check here
http://developer.android.com/tools/help/index.html

or install eclipse from net its total free developer suit and it can get all plugIns you need you just have to select from eclipse store

if you want to have quick start
http://developer.android.com/training/basics/firstapp/index.html

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:54 5

11. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


actually only wp has potential to make long and hard impact in smarphone os.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:14 1

12. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Good news! So long WP! :-)

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:45

13. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i wish microsoft the best of luck with windows phone platform, its always been very interesting to me but like everyone else the lack of apps drove me away

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 23:13 1

19. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Kozza3, why don't you list the critical apps WP8 is missing which you say have driven "everyone" away. Please prove that you are more than just a paid shill working for Samsung/Apple...

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 14:30

15. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 787; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Paying developers has been both bane and boon for MSFT and BlackBerry. More apps have been created, but far too many poor quality apps, because of front-end incentives, have been added to the ecosystems.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 16:04 1

16. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


good to see microsoft is doing something to increase the number of apps in their store.. bring in the windows phone blue and game on!!!

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 17:14

17. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


In this case, those eggs really may need to come before the chicken. WP is growing, but for true profitable levels to get hit, MS needs this.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 20:39 1

18. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


What developers face on android:

Galaxy Y 240 x 320
Galaxy young 320 x 480
Galaxy Ace 2 480 x 800
Galaxy s4 mini 540 x 960
Galaxy s3 720 x 1280
Galaxy s4 1080 x 1920
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 600 x 1024
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 800 x 1280

(n.b Nexus 7 is set for release soon, again with new specifications - 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200 ??? No doubt Samsung will need to follow suit)

Remember, this is only one product line and developers also need to account for the different types of processors and GPU's.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 23:15 1

20. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Android is a mess, and badly fragmented, which probably accounts for why Samsung is trying to ditch it, and replace the OS with Tizen...

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 04:49

22. kamejoko (Posts: 106; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Go to and learn how to design with auto size on android. Android doesn't fixed size like ios... learn before CM. Boy!

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 16:03

26. haseebzahid (Posts: 1798; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


and s**t is the apps normally dont auto scale we have to tweek the application

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 01:59 1

21. Trex95 (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


WP getting better and better everyday but still they need to improve there apps specially 3D intensive games. I think they can do it already has a lot of monies.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 15:09

25. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


How much profit are developers making at Google? Most of their apps are made free there, But when they move to WP, they charge. Someone must be paying them something developing for Google. I see this argument all the time at WP store.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 01:09

27. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 845; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


This is what they always do. Throw money at the problem and do something good. Once they have a large enough market share they screw the customer. Windows, Xbox One, etc..

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