Microsoft Ireland have been running an “App Hero” competition for 2 years now, and this is my latest prize from the competition – a Nokia Lumia 520. I had to develop a Windows Phone app and a Windows 8 app, with each receiving at least 100 downloads. I have used a Windows 7.8 phone previously (HTC Mozart), but this was my first experience with a Windows 8 handset.
The most obvious change is the resizeable live tiles, as well as the improved responsiveness from the UI and the touch screen. If i get enough time, I hope to develop some Windows Phone 8 apps and make use of the new API’s present in Windows Phone 8 – but the university work comes first!