Published on May 17th, 2012 | by Sam Sabri0
The Nightly – Programming for Windows, Windows Phone vs Apple in China, and more
The Nightly, your daily source for link to cool stories for Windows Phone and Windows 8.
Windows 8 Programming book on sale – If you’re interested in developing for Windows8, you need to get this book now. Normally now is a subjective thing, but if you buy the book today by Charles Petzold you get it at a sweet $10 mark. The book is still in “beta”, but will be updated as the actual release date of Windows 8 approaches. The price will go up by $10 until it reaches 50 bones, that’s why you need to get it today and start programming. Follow the links here. Thanks Ezra.
Windows 8 will boost sales of Windows Phone says AT&T CEO – Ralph de la Vega, Ma Bell’s CEO, has gone on the record to say that he suspects sales of Windows 8 will have a halo effect and improve sales of Windows Phone. He cites that the launch of Windows 8 later this year will benefit consumers by giving them a similar user experience from laptops to smartphones. He also mentions that sales of the Nokia Lumia 900 have exceeded expectations, what those expectations are remain unknown. Read the rest of it here.
Windows Phone surpasses the iPhone in China – Good news, it may not be happening stateside, but the iPhone has fallen behind Windows Phone in China. It only took two months, but Windows Phone has taken a 7% stake of the mobile market in China compared to Apple’s 6%. It’ll be interested to see how it plays out as the year goes on and Windows Phone 8 launches later this fall. Story from Neowin.
HTML and the Share Charm in Windows 8 – Some cool information from the IE section on the MSDN blog. In it the team provides examples and best practice recommednations on creating apps that utilize information from the IE10 in conjunction with the Share Charm. You can create rich HTML link preview or just provide the URI depending on which work best with app and user. It’s some technical reading, but if you’re into this kind of thing follow the plain link here.