Windows Phone Development
Windows Mobile is one of the most trusted platforms with enterprise users. This is due to the fact that Windows Mobile has the ability to enforce an enterprise-wide security policy, has an ease of provisioning, as well as carrier independence, solid integration with Exchange, and support for Office.
Windows Mobile provides advantages such as support for a wide range of hardware for mobile phones from different manufacturers, presence of a powerful development environment and debugging tool (Visual Studio), and general availability of developers who are familiar with the platform. Due to these advantages, Windows Mobile applications have been widely developed by enterprises to connect their employees who are on the go with their corporate systems.
Windows Mobile 7 was a completely new Operating System and had little to nothing in common with Windows Mobile 6.5. Windows 7 is minimalistic, focuses on providing user-friendly features, and target the consumer market. Windows Mobile 7 offers Exchange, Office, SharePoint, Windows-Live as well as Xbox integration.
Windows Phone 8
Windows 8 is the latest release of the Windows OS intended for personal and business computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Windows 8 differs from other Windows operating systems because it focuses on improved user experience for mobile devices. Windows 8 implements new technologies such a USB 3.0, cloud computing, and low-power ARM architecture. The new Windows OS also takes advantage of advanced security features including malware filtering and antivirus software.
Windows Phone 8 supports multiple resolutions ("WVGA 800x480 15:9","WXGA 1280x768 15:9","720p 1280x720 16:9" resolutions) and multi-core processors, near field communication (NFC, which can primarily be used to share content and perform payments), backwards compatibility with Windows Phone 7 apps, improved support for removable storage, a redesigned home screen incorporating re-sizable tiles across the entire screen, Nokia Maps integration, a new Wallet hub (to integrate NFC payments, coupon websites such as Groupon, and loyalty cards), and "first-class" integration of VoIP applications into the core functions of the OS.
At Innolance, our experts are proficient with both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 OS. Some of our featured Windows Mobile apps include the following:
- App for handheld PCs used by field engineers to enter readings from machines as part of testing and certifying machines.
- App to capture data regarding customer premises for a mobile ISP (including photos).
- App for physicians to see their schedule, view patient data, and enter diagnostic (ICD) and treatment (CPT) codes on their Windows Mobiles.
- App for a discount social network, which will help consumers to view and use discounts in their location which are already announced by business owners.
Whether you are looking to develop a mobile app for consumers or an app for your enterprise, our team of experts are here to help.