Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Windows Phone 8 SDK

Windows Phone Dev Center

"The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is now available"

Applications developed for WP7.5 (SDK 7.1) can run on WP8, but apps for WP8 can only run on WP8.

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are similar, but different, so the apps will need to be developed and released separately.

This is different from iOS and Android, where phone apps can run tablets.

Internet of Things (IoT) - IEEE IoT Workshop

IEEE-SA - IEEE IoT Workshop 13 November 2012 in Milan, Italy
"It is predicted that 50 to 100 billion things will be electronically connected by 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT) will fuel technology innovation by creating the means for machines to communicate many different types of information with one another. With all objects in the world connected, lives will be transformed. But the success of IoT depends strongly on standardization, which provides interoperability, compatibility, reliability, and effective operations on a global scale."

China: Why Internet of Things awareness should be on your corporate due diligence agenda
Eight out of the nine top Chinese leaders have engineering degrees, can the UK say that?

The technology embracing Chinese government is now three years into building its Internet of Things programme which last year it reckoned to grow annually at 30% to become a £48bn market within China by 2013.

the internet of