Videos: Lumia App Labs – developer videos for Lumia WP8/WP7

| December 18, 2012 | 3 Replies

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I’m not sure if you’re aware of this series called “Lumia App Labs” by Nokia. There are 5 episodes now:

The first one is just an Intro to the devices, so that devs know what they’re going to be using. It becomes more technical as the episodes progresses.


The second video looks at Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 App development

Creating Stunning Imaging Apps

Developing apps for both WP8/WP7

by nokiadevforum


Category: Nokia

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  • Mazze

    I’m highly disappointed by Microsoft not providing the developer SDK to Windows 7. I can’t see how they want to attract developers if they make that platform only available to a very limited number of users. Since I have quite some experience with Visual Studio and really like it for its structure and simplicity, I would have loved to try it out. But at this point I’m rather unwilling to switch to an inferior operating system that’s clearly made for tablets and not desktop computers to which this system is such a huge step backwards.

    • Brian

      WTF are you talking about? The Windows 7 SDK has been available for several years now!

      Windows Phone SDKs, maybe? WP7 SDK has been available for ages.

      WP8 preview SDK was offered a few months ago (before the release of WP8) to developers like me who had published WP7 apps. Since the talk was it was likely to change before final release (and because I’m still writing WP7.5 apps – they can sell to both WP7.5 and WP8 users) I didn’t bother.

      When the final release version of WP8 SDK was released I downloaded it but only got round to installing it a couple of weeks ago. That was because to take full advantage you have to install it on a 64-bit Windows 8 Pro system with hyperthreading enabled and so far I’ve only got 64-bit Windows 8 installed on my laptop.

    • Jed

      Emulator won’t run on Win7 kernel anymore by design. Having to upgrade an OS to develop on the latest anything isn’t a new concept, and most developers should be excited at the chance to get to play with new OSes and SDKs rather than mope about something they aren’t familiar with. There’s lots of other stuff to develop for in Win7 but whining about using Win8 to play with WP8 SDK seems retarded to me, especially with price and dual boot options.

      You can’t debug DirectX 11 on old GT series Nvidia graphics cards either, what a shame…