The Bazaarvoice Mobile Team is happy to announce our newest mobile SDK for Windows Phone 8. It is a .NET SDK that supports Windows Phone 8 as well as Windows 8 Store apps. This will add to our list of current open-source mobile SDKs for iOS, Android and Appcelerator Titanium.
The SDK will allow developers to more quickly build applications for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Store that use the Bazaarvoice API. While the code is the same for both platforms, they each need their own compiled DLL to be used in their perspective Visual Basic projects. As Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Store apps gain more traction in the marketplace, we hope the Bazaarvoice SDK will prove a valuable resource to developers using our API.
The SDK was developed by two summer interns: Devin Carr from Texas A&M and Ralph Pina from UT-Austin. Go horns!
In the next few days we’ll publish a more in-depth post about how the Windows Phone 8 SDK was built, some of design decisions and challenges.