App Development at Cambria for the Windows Phone
Our .NET developers were delighted to see the Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) introduced in 2010 and we began developing in this environment almost immediately. As you might expect, with 91% of the mobile phone market divided by Android and iOS applications most of our mobile phone development has been done for them. But with the latest release of Windows Phone 8 we may be on the verge of a significant increase in Windows Phone development for our customers and our .Net team is waiting for the surge.
According to a recent report in February 2013 Windows Phone sales were up 150% over the previous year and even a casual examination of trends shows that Windows Phone will surpass BlackBerry soon and take over third place in the market - although a distant third behind iOS and Android units.
long with the release of Windows Phone 8 and the Windows Phone SDK 9.0 was a major update to the .Net Framework runtime which is built on a shared common language runtime (CLR) with Windows 8. For our customers the bottom line is this: Apps will start up faster and run significantly faster and because the changes make programming more efficient (and more easily learned by experienced .Net developers) the apps will be less expensive as well.
Tools in routine use among our Windows Phone App developers include Visual Studio and Telerik RadControls. This, combined with our expertise in ASP.NET (Web) development, makes us perfectly situated to meet the demands of our customers today and, if a promised growth of Windows Phone Apps takes place as promised, to meet these demands as well. In this regard it should be borne in mind that most mobile apps require integration with a web server via web API.
Cambria will assist the Client during the entire development lifecycle and will be available for support when needed in the future as we have been during the last 28 years for more traditional software applications.
1 Cambria Client Roger Williams. The program you use every day is an “executable”. It is created from “source code” written by the programmer. If you own it, anyone can modify the program. If not, you are at the mercy of the vendor. Make sure you own it.