There are lots and lots of Apps. In fact there are over a couple of million
Apps including all of the major brands, Apple, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft
with Apple at the top and Microsoft in the bottom. But this is a growing
market. The variety is truly bewildering, different size devices; different
operating systems(OS); different programming languages; and different
This post is not very recent but you can see how the various mobile operating
The interactive image in the article really shows the popularity of a given
OS/device among different geographical regions.
Windows Phone Apps is for example based on Microsoft's Window 7, 8, 8.1 OSs
using .NET. With Windows OS and Visual Studio one can build Apps for all of
Microsoft devices cove... (more)
You need to get to the Azure preview portal here:
Of course you would be needing an account on the Microsoft Azure.
You could also start here:
Once in the preview portal click on the Azure Gallery at the bottom of the
page shown in this partial screenshot.
Gallery listing gets shown.
In the gallery listing shown click on Data storage, cache, +backup
Another set of related list of services gets displayed.
Click on DocumentDB.
DocumentDB is displayed with some summrized information. You can also create
a DocumentDB service.
Here is the pr... (more)
Microsoft Wand is released today ending the speculation about a wearable
It has aced the other vendors with many notable features:
Longer battery lifeIntegration with Windows Phone, iPhone and Android through
BluetoothHealth and Fitness targetedIntegrated with CloudReasonable price - a
first for MicrosoftCortana for those who own a Windows PhoneProbably more
number of sensors than in a comparable wearableThe following are my
Integration with Internet of Things (?)CortanaOS and CortanaAndroid siblings
in the offingProbably I will be wearing one soon.
I tried out... (more)
Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning.
"Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service
designed for modern mobile and web applications"
The above from Microsoft site.
Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure
DocementDB service is which also serves as a search tool. Searching stuff
goes into NoSQL should be very useful. It is presently available as a
preview product and developers will be able to run SQLesque queries on JSON
and supports transactional consistency.
Under the hoods it uses th... (more)
In my previous post some of the cross-platform app development tools/programs
were described in a general way. In this post I describe the Intel XDK tool
From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the
Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms.
create cross-platform apps it is only suitable for some simple, inexpensive
apps. In order to buld more complex apps you need a single language to access