Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
App Developers, Start your Engines – Windows Phone 8 SDK Released
Earlier today, we announced that the world got its first glimpse/leak of Windows Phone 8. As a result, WIndows Phone enthusiasts all over the world are revving up and anxiously awaiting for the release of the hardware. However, since existing developers want to get a head start on porting the old WP7 apps to WP8, and creating new ones as well, Microsoft has decided to release its SDK for this platform. Now devs have something to play with until the new devices are available to the outside world.
Having seen this pop up on the web, XDA Recognized Developer pdaimatejam decided to create a new thread describing this new SDK, what it can do, what is used for and more. This comes in a DVD-burnable ISO, which can also be mounted on a virtual drive (in case you do not feel like wasting a perfectly good DVD). The dev also goes on to state that it is not required to uninstall older WP SDKs due to the way this installs on your PC.
One thing worth mentioning is that the new SDK requires a PC loaded with Windows 8 as well as a processor equipped with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). If you meet the requirements and were waiting for this to come out, now is your chance to dive in. Make sure you check out the documentation as well.
The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.0 provides you with the tools that you need to develop apps and games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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