BlueStacks is releasing the first public alpha of its Android App Player capable of running on OS X. The virtualization company’s software is powered by its Layercake technology and includes a bundle of apps from its various partners. CEO Rosen Sharma hopes the move will encourage developers to build “retina-friendly” apps for Google’s mobile OS that can then be sold to those on the other side of the technology divide. There’s a sign-up sheet for developers itchy to get their hands on the goods on the company’s website, but don’t expect a response right away — there’s still a few more days of Google I/Oto go first.
Press Release after the break
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Ever thought developing applications for Windows Phone 7?
Well Microsoft is giving away a free book in PDF format (book is sold by Amazon at $25)
Regardless I’ve started playing around with the MS development environment for Windows Phone 7 and I like it a lot (I’ve even moved to a Windows Phone and can’t move back although it’s lacking many apps)
Link to MS Free Book Download with Sample Code – Linkey
Link to the Book itself in PDF format – Linkey
This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.