Build a new WP8 version

Jun 2, 2013 at 4:51 AM
Hi there everyone,

Long time user of OBA on WP and super thankful for all your efforts- so to start, thanks!

As I've been using OBA on WP8, I notice there are a lot of features we're missing out on because of our targeting WP7.5 - specifically, the new app resume model, offline map control, and better background execution. I may also have some eye candy features that come down the road if all goes well :)

While I don't think we should remove the WP7.5 app, I was wondering if it would be possible for me to get going on porting this over to an WP8-targeted version.

I like apps such as the Seattle Transit app that is using the OBA APIs, but I think that our UX is still superior and I would love to give our existing users a big boost for their shiny new WP8's.

Cheers

(In case anyone's curious, I'm a member of the WP engineering team and this would be a passion project for me on the side.)