Windows 8.1 update?

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby jkentner » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:39 am

Joe_coolish: Thanks for the update!

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby joshlarmore » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:18 pm

I saw at Build 2014 that Microsoft will be allowing the same code to work with both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Will that be something that will help with a quick transition from the desktop app to a smartphone?

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby aeroengineer1 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:44 pm

Joe,

Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing the efforts of your hard work. Perhaps one of these days I can get my coding skills up to the task to help in programs like this. Right now, I am just doing C for microcontrollers and only really at a high level hobbiest at that.

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby joe_coolish » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:19 am

joshlarmore wrote:I saw at Build 2014 that Microsoft will be allowing the same code to work with both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Will that be something that will help with a quick transition from the desktop app to a smartphone?


What you saw was the Universal App project template. This template includes 3 projects: A "Portable Library" project, a Windows Store App project, and a Windows Phone App project. The "Portable Library" is the key project that creates functionality that can be used in both the tablet and phone applications. This is that "90% code reuse" line when they talk about cross platform apps. The other 2 projects hold View and platform specific code.

The piece that I've been working on is all done in one of these portable libraries. We want the work that we're doing to flow across the desktop and phone. Essencially the new Universal App template doesn't bring much to the table that we aren't already doing.

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby joshlarmore » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:07 am

I'm checking this thread every day now to see if there's any news. I don't know if I'm more excited about the Library update for my Surface RT or the eventual updates for my Windows Phone 8.1.

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby aebrown » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:15 am

joshlarmore wrote:I'm checking this thread every day now to see if there's any news. I don't know if I'm more excited about the Library update for my Surface RT or the eventual updates for my Windows Phone 8.1.

It's great that you're so excited that you check the thread every day, but note that you can click the "Subscribe topic" link down at the bottom of the page and then you'll get notified by email whenever anyone posts to this topic (thread).

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Gospel Library Update for Windows 8.1

Postby jsg1981 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:41 pm

I have a Surface Pro which runs Windows 8.1. I'd heard a few months ago that a completely new update of the Gospel Library was coming complete with new and improved functionality, including highlighting and bookmarks. The thinking was that it would be released around April 2014 General Conference. I've been checking regularly both right before conference and after and haven't seen or heard anything. Does anyone know the status of these upgrades? Also, will there be a release of LDS Tools for Windows 8.1?

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Re: Gospel Library Update for Windows 8.1

Postby aebrown » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:56 pm

jsg1981 wrote:Does anyone know the status of these upgrades?

I moved your post into the existing discussion; if you'll read the other posts in this topic, you'll discover the current status and how to keep up to dates on new information posted here.

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby bradbartz » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:42 pm

It's great to hear about the work going on! Thanks in advance and I can't wait to check it out.

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Re: Windows 8.1 update?

Postby joe_coolish » Sat May 03, 2014 7:25 am

Quick update: I'm glad everyone is still excited. We did a dump from the new platform to the older platform, so the phone and the old app should receive the latest content.

As for the new App, it's still coming along great! I can't wait for you all to see it! If you want to become a beta tester, join the project and you will get a link to the current release. We meet every Saturday at 8:00 AM MST to talk about where we're at.

If you can contribute (help code) we'd love to have you! If you want to work with partial builds and give feedback, we'd love to have you as well!


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