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#pubwin - Official Recap of //Publish/Kolkata/2014 event

For last couple of days, only one event was trending over the Microsoft developer community and that was global //Publish/Satellite event happening all over the world on the same day May 16th – May 17th, 2014. Like other cities in India, we also had the opportunity to organize this event in Kolkata.

 

Great community, great devs and great apps. Let’s have a small recap of the entire Kolkata event for those who missed to join us.



Few noticeable changes in Amber update for Nokia Lumia (WP8)

Everyone wants to update their phone’s operating system whenever a new update comes up with new features and applications etc., isn’t it? Recently Nokia started rolling out an Amber update with new features and applications to it’s entire set of Lumia series and will be available to all users by end of September.

 

Yesterday I received the update and at a first glance, it was just amazing. In this post, I will share you some noticeable changes in Amber update for Nokia Lumia.


How to enable Text-to-Speech (TTS) in your #WP8 app

It was a most demanding features by the Windows Phone community to include the Text-to-Speech engine in Windows Phone and the WPDevs who were missing it in Windows Phone 7 can now use this feature in their Windows Phone 8 applications.

 

The TTS engine is now available in WP8 devices which you can easily integrate in your app. This small post will describe how to use it.


“Interest Calculator” - A Free Windows Phone app for you

One of my friend, who bought a Windows Phone recently, asked me to build an app for him which will calculate bank’s interest rate. He is more into the investment market and this would really help him. I accepted the idea and built this app for him.

 

First I thought to keep it as private but later made it public so, others can also use it on need. It’s a free app which you can download from the Windows Phone store (link available below).


How to Terminate WP8 Application Programmatically?

Though it’s not the common practice in Windows Phone application development, but you may want to terminate your Application programmatically on some special occasions. These occasions may vary in different cases.

 

In this post, we will learn how to kill the application programmatically so that, it should not reside in the memory unnecessarily when user hits back to come out from the application.


Now I am a Nokia Developer Champion from India

It’s the sunny morning when I woke up from bed and opened my Surface to check the mails and tweets those I received while I was sleeping. In the collection of all unread mail, I noticed a mail with the subject line that says “Welcome to Nokia Developer Champion”.

 

At the very beginning I thought it as dream but now my dream comes true. Yes, I am now a Nokia Developer Champion from India and I am feeling very proud to announce it to you.



Nokia revealed WP7.8 Features in Customer Feedback Survey

Windows Phone 8 is already in the market and people having the Windows Phone 7 device is waiting for the WP7.8 update to test few features that is already available in the WP8 devices because the WP7 devices can not be upgraded with the WP8 operating system.

 

WMPoweruser reported some new features which we will get in WP7.8 update from a Nokia Customer Feedback page, but it is still not officially confirmed yet.


Nokia Lumia 800 Review

I have two Windows Phone 7 devices, one of them is the HTC 7 Pro and the other one is the Nokia Lumia 800. I was using HTC 7 Pro for quite a long time but when I received Nokia Lumia 800 by participating in the Microsoft iUnlockJoy program, I am using that only.

 

Few people asked me to write a review on Windows mobile phones and hence I decided to write a small review on my current experience on Nokia Lumia 800. This post will cover specification of Nokia Lumia 800 and my review on that.

 
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