In past couple of months I had the honor to get invited from Microsoft Malaysia to conduct Windows Phone development workshops for students and professionals and share my personal experience as developer and trainer with them. In few workshops, I had the chance to get to know about 200 new developers who just get to know Windows Phone platform and eco-system and ready to develop amazing apps. And for those who already familiar with the platform, get a chance to improve the quality of their application by applying useful tips and tricks from the workshops.
Few weeks ago after E3 2013, Microsoft announced that they are working on a new Halo game but this time not for their popular game console Xbox 360, but for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices. After all the successful series of Halo game for Xbox, not it’s the turn to try the new platforms and make the game to next level and experience the power of mobile devices. That would be enough said about the history of the Halo games, now its time to check the final result and the game itself.
The new game is called “Halo: Spartan Assault” which is available right now for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices on Marketplace from today. If you are expecting this game to be an amazing first-person shooter (FPS).
If you never heard of an application called Viber, you may miss a lot in your social life and communicating with your friends and family. Viber is a very popular messaging application which is available for most of mobile platforms including Windows Phone. As Windows Phone comes to the competition late, Viber Media Inc was working hard to port the first application for the platform and as they were making voice calls available for Windows Phone version, they released Viber Messenger only with messaging functionality.
It comes to my attention that if you installed Viber Messenger first on your Windows Phone device, you may face some issues with latest Viber version. I was experiencing the problem without knowing the reason until recently I discover the cause and the solution. If you are wondering what error is that, after you try to setup your Viber account, it comes with an error saying “Viber service is currently unavailable or being blocked”. What I’m thinking is, when first you install the Viber Messenger, it will lock the Viber service to the application and it denies the access from any other application.