Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 SDK
Software giant Microsoft Corporation has announced the release of SDK (software development kit) for its just launched Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The SDK will enable software programmers to develop applications for the new platform. The SDK release was announced during the company’s developer focused Build conference that was held in Redmond, Washington this week.
While addressing the app developers at Build, the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer admitted that so far Windows Phone has not sold in significant numbers. However, he expects that with the recent launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, things are going to change.
“I think most folks in the room know that Windows phone is a small volume player,” Ballmer told the audience of app developers. “But we have the most differentiated approach to the market. We have absolutely killer hardware and there will be hundreds of millions of Windows users who will want a Windows phone,” he said.
“With the launch of Windows Phone 8, the phone enters in full fruition as a first class member of the Windows family,” said Ballmer. Nokia, Samsung and HTC are all in the process of releasing Windows Phone 8 handsets.
App developers are required to have either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro installed on their machine, but once downloaded the SDK will enable them to test their apps “under real-world conditions”.
If you are an application developer, and wish to develop apps for Windows Phone 8 mobile platform, you can click here to download the SDK or know in detail about it.
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