ICF-Ironworks plays host to the Richmond chapter of the Mobile Monday Meetup Group. The group meets about once a month and usually includes a guest speaker or discussion topic related in some way to the emerging world of mobile technologies. The 2013 edition of Mobile Monday kicked off on January 14 with a presentation from G. Andrew Duthie, Microsoft Technical Evangelist (@devhammer).
Andrew shared some cool features about Windows 8 Mobile devices and developing native applications for the like; I’ll talk about 3 of them here today…
Did you know that you can hook your Xbox 360 controller up to the surface to play games right out of the box?! Neither did I, this is definitely a cool feature, especially with the highest-grossing types of native applications being games (appdata.com).
Windows 8 Mobile applications are developed
etc. This is great because most
development shops already have the
expertise to build windows 8 mobile native apps. Side Note: Visual Studio allows you to wirelessly debug applications running on a Windows 8 mobile device from your development machine (stackoverflow.com)!
There you have it; three really good reasons to check out Windows 8 and Windows 8 Mobile devices.