2013: The year that was in Windows and Windows Phone app development

In a Monday post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, General Manager Todd Brix of the Windows Apps and Store Team takes a look back at the year that was 2013.

“To achieve the ultimate goal of delighting our users across the world, we have not wavered from our mission to provide a confident, convenient, and customized app experiences, and provide developers with the tools and environment to rapidly innovate and maximize their opportunity,” Brix writes.

To that end, Microsoft focused on three key areas this year: unification (creating a shared experience for all devices – phone, tablet and PC – that access the platform), faster development (lowering the time and effort needed to build better apps) and monetization and engagement (the in-app purchase model.)

For the rest of the story, head on over to the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff