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Have a published PhoneGap app? Try the Windows Phone Porting Challenge

06-03-2013 7,098 views Mobile, HTML5 6 Comments

If you have published a PhoneGap application to any of the existing app stores (and if you haven't, then you really need to get on it!) then you should consider taking Microsoft's Windows Phone Porting Challenge. Simply port your application and test it in the Windows Phone Emulator and then publish it to the Windows Phone Store by June 30th, 2013. Prizes for winners include Surface Pros and Windows devices. To be clear, those of you with Macs (like myself) can test with VMFusion. I have and have had success seeing my content show up on my Windows Phone device. To help you get started, here's an introductory video on PhoneGap and Windows Phone. (By the way, the video is having issues loading for me at random times. Sorry if you don't see it.)

Note - even if you haven't published a PhoneGap application to an app store yet, you can do so and then submit your app to Microsoft!


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  • Hostcob #
    Commented on 06-04-2013 at 12:25 PM
    How much number of prizes available for this contest?
  • Commented on 06-04-2013 at 12:30 PM
    Um - click the link?
  • Commented on 07-27-2013 at 3:29 PM
    i have successfully published an app in android app store developed using phonegap.
    i also tried adobe build to get a windows package and submitted it to windows store.

    they have sent errors that doesnt allow my app to be published.
    i have a x86 processor and makes it not possible to run their sdk on my computer.
    please help on what i should do
  • Commented on 07-27-2013 at 4:01 PM
    I'd set up a Windows VM and test via that, or, buy a Windows machine. When it comes to mobile development, you almost always end up having to buy the real hardware/OS for testing purposes.
  • Commented on 07-27-2013 at 4:07 PM
    I have a genuine windows 8 on my Dell Studio Laptop.
    But it is 32bit.
    The errors where there is no tile icon available for the app.
    is there a way I will be able to change the that without having windows SDK installed?
    I also have a windows phone Lumia 800 for testing the app after packaging it to xap.
    Any thoughts on that?
    FYI: i am not a windows developer but an enthusiast leveraging phonegap for creating windows mobile app for a NGO i am working.
  • Commented on 07-27-2013 at 4:12 PM
    Did you try using PhoneGap Build and the proper config.xml setting for the Windows icon?