Thursday, September 6, 2012

Windows Phone 8 SDK

I’m tired of waiting!  According to the Nokia press conference yesterday, developers may be able to get the SDK next week.  It seems that you must have apps in the marketplace already in order to qualify, but I’m not even sure if that’s the only requirement.  Considering the leak from a few months ago (which I never got) it seems like they must be close enough for developers to start working on their apps.  I want as much time as possible to get my apps updates, but also to write apps that use the new features.  Voice to text, text to voice, protocol handlers to invoke other apps, lenses, the Kid’s Corner, more available working memory, full Bluetooth integration, and greater platform access should combine to make an amazing developer experience (not to mention better apps for end-users!).  I really hope that I’ll qualify next week, and that I won’t have to then wait even longer until actually getting the bits!  Sound off if you are also excited, and what features you are most waiting for.