The Data Storage component is actually built on-top of SQLite for Windows Phone. Its core engine is written in C++ and it is optimized for the mobile world. What’s more important about it however is the fact that it does not simply wrap SQLite functionality, but extends it. Adding simple ORM features, LINQ to SQL, Indices, Async and automatic schema inference – the Telerik Data Storage for Windows Phone is a powerful tool that allows you to organize your app’s data, without worrying about what happens when your models need to be updated with new properties for your next version.
We have additionally prepared a set of help articles that should get you started with this new component: from its installation to the way it’s referenced and used in Visual Studio.
Since the Windows Phone 8 SDK has been out since 10/30/2012 and the public trends suggest that more and more users are carrying Windows Phone 8 devices, we’ve decided to discontinue support for WP7 starting with our Q2 2014 release. By focusing on the features included in Windows Phone 8 (and the upcoming ones in Windows Phone 8.1), we believe this will allow us to implement more features and improvements in our control suite. If you have an existing app using Windows Phone 7, you can still use our previous releases until you migrate your project to Windows Phone 8. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
As always you can download the release from your account or download the trial if you don’t have an account. We would love to have your feedback and help shape future versions of this product. You can do this by visiting the Telerik Windows Phone Feedback Portal. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy experimenting with the new Data Storage for Windows Phone 8.
P.S. Don’t forget to register for our DevCraft Q1 2014 Online Conference taking place on March 6th at 11AM EST.