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T9 Keyboard 1.1

In next few days new version of application will be available in Windows Phone Store. Below you can find the important changes:

– 3 new languages (Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian),
– add unknown number as a recipient,
– removal of national characters from message,
– more ergonomic space button,
– possibility to copy entered message,
– improved algorithm.

T9 Keyboard 1.0

Since last Thursday there is a possibility to download my new program – T9 Keyboard. This application bring back to Windows Phone feature that enables you to compose messages by using T9 dictionary. For each of 28th supported languages there have been prepared list of 50000 the most used words. From those words you are able to create messages. Of course each time you are able to add new words to the dictionary.

For more information please visit portfolio page.

Dev Center for 19$

Once again Microsoft is trying to attract developers to its platform by reducing original price for developer account to 19$. This promotion will be valid till 27th August 2013. I encourage people who would like to start developing applications for Windows Phone platform to consider using this promotion. This price is also attractive for developers whose account is almost expired.

More details can be found at Dev Center web page.

1.2 billion new smartphones in 2013

You should start working at your one million dollar application. The revolution which has begun few years ago is still pushing us forward. According to Gartner in this year 821 million of new smartphones will be bought. In next year this number will increase by 45% to 1.2 billion. In 2012 smartphones will take 70% of whole new mobile phone sold at market. In the nearest future almost all of us will carry smart phone in a pocket.

The second branch of mobile market that have not conquered market are tablets. Sales of this product in this year should reach 13 million. Gartner predicts that in 2016 year total sell will be four time higher – 53 million.

The presented data show that year after year the mobile application market is being fed by a large number of new potential customers. For this reason, every self-respecting manufacture of systems for mobile devices has already created it owns app store.

And now we – the developers, the visionaries – what we should do to not miss the rinsing opportunity. Money are lying on the street, you have just pick them up. To summarise I would like to mention two facts. Let’s think about Angry Birds. Only in one day – 25th December 2011 – this game has been downloaded 6.5 million times. For the whole 2011 the number of downloads reached 500 million. In this same year the game which cost 100 thousand euro provided 100 million dollars revenue for Rovio Mobile.

Developers’ account almost for free

New product of Microsoft – Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – has premiere this week. Since yesterday developers can download the Windows Phone 8 SDK. In addition to this two events Microsoft has announced that over next eight days developers can register for a Dev Center account for just $8. The original price is $99. At beginning developers will be charged $99 and then in the next 45 days the difference will be refunded.

More details can be founded at Microsoft web page.