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Report: Microsoft to team-up developers for Windows Phone and Windows

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2013, 12:06 posted on

A published report on Wednesday says that Microsoft is looking to end the segregation that forced Windows developers and developers for Windows Phone to take out separate subscriptions to develop applications for both platforms; for just 1 cent, developers will be able to take part in two-platform app development. After the merger, individuals can sign up with Microsoft for $19 a year and teams will pay $99...

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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:19 4

1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


my apologies to M$ fans but whenever I see the word 'Windows' it feels like the 90's

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:22 2

2. nasznjoka (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


with no offence intended.........

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:28

3. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Because of Square apps??

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:29 3

4. terabyteRouser (Posts: 452; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


bro, do you even use a mac?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:01 3

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I do. Don't plan on ever going back.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:41

10. terabyteRouser (Posts: 452; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


clearly wasn't addressed to you... but i catch your drift.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 16:35 2

14. Dastrix (Posts: 619; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


I take it you don't ever plan on going back to awesomeness either...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:23 3

9. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I use both Mac and PC
But PC lets me Multi task better

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 01:59 1

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


He probably uses , one of those cheap chome OS laptops . LMAO

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:57 12

5. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


My apologies to you but whenever I see comments like yours two words come to my mind: shut up!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 16:37 1

15. Dastrix (Posts: 619; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Round of applause for failing at getting thumbs up...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 22:35

17. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


Overly attached apple/android fan.just one word for you "shut the hell up" and go play angry birds and we'll play battle field for

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:02 1

7. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


get rid of tiles. it is an inefficient way of displaying icons and taken up by colour background.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:08 13

8. papss (unregistered)


No way... Why go backwards with standard grid icons? I much prefer the look of WP to myspace.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:42 2

11. terabyteRouser (Posts: 452; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


tiles are polarizing. you love em or hate em.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 20:27

16. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


very true indeed. i think tile is utter crap and should revert back to windows 6.5 ui. unfortunately for ms i can't see it grow more than 15% even after 100 years. the sooner ms realise this ignoring all the fanboy the better.
for the fanboy of ms, one question is how long do you propose to give tiles the benefit of doubt. heading over 5 years now????

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 14:53

12. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


ummmm tiles are icons, adjustable icons, with adjustable live information.

A icon is a flipphone from the 90's, a tile is a smartphone of today, able to do so much more.

Sorry icons should have been gone with windows xp.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 15:42

13. cripton805 (Posts: 997; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


This is how they are pushing developers away... This should have happened a long time ago. How about free subscriptions for now until they have a decent user base? It will be less of a risk and it's a good time to fight back aggressive with their Lumia 525 while they have the chance with a better app store.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 02:02

19. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I use both , windows 8.1 and OSX Mavericks,, W8.1 for gaming , and OSX for video editing.. They both work well

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 07:31

20. ihavenoname (Posts: 1521; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Windows for work and gaming, OS X for spare time and all sorts of editing.

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