Windows 8 is officially coming on October 26th, and the success or failure of the operating system as a mobile entrant is tied to Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. As Nokia goes, so goes Windows 8 – and vise versa – as the two companies have joined forces in putting all of their smartphone hopes into the next-generation Windows OS.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is fast approaching, and the Windows Phone Marketplace is open for app submissions on Nov 3. With assistance from Microsoft, we are able to offer the first mobile analytics service for Windows Phone 7 applications. “We’re really excited about Localytics coming to Windows Phone 7" said Abby Fichtner, Microsoft Developer Evangelist for Startups. "Localytics is a great example of a BizSpark company that was able to really meet the needs of developers worldwide with their real-time mobile analytics software.” In the rest of this post, we take a closer look at the Windows Phone 7 app model and how to instrument and interpret app analytics.
Localytics investigates the options for application development on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian, WebOS and Windows Mobile; and what tools are are necessary to build them.