Windows Phone 8 development, suggestions?

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  1. Stefano
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    Dec 2015

    Posted 29 Jan Link to this post

    Hi there,
    I am developing the WP8(.1) version of an app already working on Android and iOS, but I am encountering a lot of issues, like at the moment I have just a white screen... :(

    Since it is no possible to easily deploy and sync the app to a connected device with WPs, I am using the online platform now (w/ live sync), but it is not as powerful as a (good) local IDE. I would prefer to use my IDE with AppBuilder CLI on my MAC, but I believe live sync would'n work. I could change to Visual Studio + extension on a PC if it was actually better.

    Does anybody have suggestions? Or will it just be annoying like always (IMHO) when working with Windows? :)
    Any advice for an easier development?
    Thanks,
    Stefano

  2. Rosen Vladimirov
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    Posted 02 Feb Link to this post

    Hi Stefano,

    As pointed in your other forum thread, there's no need to switch to Windows - you can just use cloud livesync functionality. I'm copying my answer from the other thread, so anyone can use it as a reference:

    You can use cloud livesync functionality in order to send your changes on the device. The workflow should be:
    1) $ appbuilder build wp8 - this will build the application - scan the generated QR code and install the app on the device.
    2) Apply some changes in your code.
    3) In your terminal execute $ appbuilder livesync cloud - this will send all of your changed files in the cloud.
    4) On your device use the three-finger livesync - tap and hold with three fingers on the device screen and wait for the download pop-up message to appear.

    So there's no need to use Windows and you can still use your preferred IDE.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to contact us in case you have any other problems or concerns.

    Regards,
    Rosen Vladimirov
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  3. Stefano
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    Dec 2015

    Posted 02 Feb in reply to Rosen Vladimirov Link to this post

    Thanks Rosen.

    So there is no way of connecting the device to the computer for a direct deploy/sync via cable, not even with Visual Studio + extension on Windows?

  4. Rosen Vladimirov
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    Posted 02 Feb Link to this post

    Hi Stefano,

    Currently there's no way to use cable livesync for Windows Phone devices as pointed here.
    You'll have to use the cloud livesync.

    Please excuse us for the caused inconvenience.

    Regards,
    Rosen Vladimirov
    Telerik
     

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

     
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