Just Passed 50,000 Downloads of WinPhone Info Free and 100,000 Total Windows Phone App Downloads

by Kevin September 21, 2012 20:37

Total downloads of WinPhone Info Free passed 50,000 on 9/15/2012, and total downloads for all of my Windows Phone apps passed 100,000 on 9/14/2012.

It has been a great year and a half developing for Windows Phone 7 and 7.5, and I have learned many new development skills and a little money along the way. Things are only going to get better (and busier) with the release of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

I am currently testing and updating my apps for Windows Phone 8 and starting a couple of projects for Windows 8 utilizing Windows Azure. 2013 should be a huge year for Microsoft and Windows developers.

WinPhone Info Free - 50,000+ Downloads

50000 Downloads of WinPhone Info Free

All Windows Phone Apps - 100,000+ Downloads

100000 Downloads of Windows Phone Apps

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HTC Will NOT Be Making My Next Windows Phone

by Kevin September 19, 2012 21:59

For the first time in a long time, HTC will NOT be making my next Windows Phone.

HTC Quietly FailingMy first smartphone was an HTC Touch Pro running Windows Mobile 6.1 on Sprint. That was followed by an HTC Arrive/7 Pro running Windows Phone 7 on Sprint so I could start developing Windows Phone 7 apps. When Sprint gave up on Windows Phone for the iPhone, I gave up on Sprint and got an HTC Titan on AT&T. All three phones were great, especially the Titan. However, with the announcement of the HTC 8X and HTC 8S, I won't be getting another HTC Windows Phone.

I had big hopes for HTC when they promised they were 'Going Big' on Windows Phone 8, but after their Windows Phone 8 release event today, I was definitely disappointed. Even if you can get past the lazy reuse of the Android One X and One S names, you can't get past the fact that neither phone's features come anywhere close to those of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung ATIV S. As impressive as the hardware specs on the Samsung ATIV S are, Nokia trumps it with their exclusive software and services for their Lumia line, so when the new Windows Phone 8 devices hit the market this November, I will definitely be picking up a Nokia Lumia 920. I believe the majority of Windows Phone 8 purchasers will get the Nokia Lumia 920, as well. This is bad news for HTC, who is already losing to Samsung in the Android market.

Maybe HTC can capture the lion's share of the Firefox Mobile OS market, but it looks like they are going to have to get behind ZTE.

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