Windows Phone 8 – The Next Big darling of Mobile App Development Companies?
You ask any smartphone aficionado about a rotund green robotic being and a fruit which has been bitten just once and they’ll launch into a lengthy commentary about the smartphone wars. But no one remembers the underdog right? In this case the underdog is planning to rise from the ashes like a phoenix and catch everybody unawares. The underdog is 4 square white boxes shaped like a window still. It’s the newest kid on the block – The Windows Phone 8 platform.
Here’s how viable the Windows Phone 8 app development platform is looking to be:
Tools of the Trade for Windows Phone 8 app Development companies
A craftsman is only as good as his tools.
With support for legacy programming suites like:
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Strong Third-party Development Tools Support
Windows Phone 8 app development companies will soon be making use of robust and innovative technologies that will make their apps/games stand out or at least compete on an equal footing with its rivals.
Flexion Mobile, provider of monetization options for Android and Java apps, has recently announced its support for the Windows Phone platform. It has already being collaborating with Nokia on its Try & Buy program. Seeing as Nokia is a premier Windows Phone 8 manufacturer, this is good news for both the companies and Windows Phone app Developers.
Next we have Unity3D by Unity Technologies – a powerful game engine development tool that can make your game worlds come alive with high quality 3D graphics. For Windows Phone 8 development companies, this is great news indeed. The open source Unity3D engine will make it easy to port over high-res games from competing mobile OSes to Windows Phone 8 compatible versions in no time.
David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies remarked that 53% of mobile games uses the Unity3D engine. With their push to accommodate Windows Phone 8 developers they may finally boast of a bigger figure down the road.
With the first phones running Microsoft’s latest mobile OS debuting by the end of October, it is time for Windows Phone 8 development companies to come into their own.