Picture this, the Nokia Imaging SDK and you

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    Is there any chance of us EVER getting stuff for WP8.1? Yes, this is a good article, but WP8 imaging using the Nokia SDK has been fairly well done to death.

    Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to find code for WP8.1 (all this article mentions is that you'll have to rewrite the entire thing to work on WinRT (i.e. non-Silverlight WP8.1). I know - I've tried recoding several samples and given up out of frustration.

    It's also worth mentioning that Nokia Imaging SDK 2 came out of Beta almost FIVE MONTHS AGO: I appreciate that there will be a lag getting stuff like this published, but this is rediculous! Channel9 is where we are supposed to be getting the most up to date information - please get your act in gear Microsoft!

    I'm so frustrated on the general lack of detailed samples (as opposed to the standard fluffy bunny ones!), that I'm right on the edge of dumping WP and going with android/ios. Having been coding for windows devices since CE.NET 4.2 I'm finding it difficult getting to grips with XAML and having to learn C# (as you have released NO vb.net samples) to begin with.

    The timescales on this article show where the problem is - your publication schedules. Time to stand up to the plate, accept that you are going to have to get some serious information out there IN A TIMELY MANNER to improve uptake of WP8.1 by developers, otherwise you might as well simply stop working on the next gen because all the potential developers will have given up and simply left the Silverlight developers to it!

    Why am I not just giving in and going with Silverlight? It smells to me of it's going to be sidelined, so I've absolutely no intention of spending hundreds of hours getting on top of a technology that is (potentially) on the way out, simply because of ineffective communications about WP8.1. The "Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 is a GREAT starting point, but there has been absolutely nothing else out of your stable for 6 months now...

    Sorry for the rant, but please take this as an indication of my frustration level!

    And please don't give me an excuse to go over to the enemy :)


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    @Niki:Understood and thank you for your feedback and your passion. The blame for the delay between the original article publish date (August) and it being highlighted here is all on me. I let other posts push this one further down the queue...

    That said, hopefully the projects this coming Wednesday will be more to your liking. They are much more timely, are not Nokia Imaging related and worse (or best) case are cross platform'ish, so if you do go over, you still might find these libraries useful :)

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    Vikram Pendse

    @Niki : I am Author of this article.I understand and fully agree with you. I wrote this article long time back. Please understand that when I finished this article there was announcement of newer version of Imaging SDK for WP8.1 and during the same time my article was under review and went to publish mode. You can say I wrote this article on a border of death of old Imaging SDK and birth of New Imaging SDK.

    Lot of things have changed in new SDK and WP8.1 arena and I know how things gets broke if you play with WinRT Template and Silverlight template. Due to some work commitment and lack of time I kept my vNext of this article in draft mode which actually address the concerns you have raised. My apologies for delay.

    I will try my best to post an updated version of this which will purely on WP 8.1 and keeping Silverlight far away !

    Thanks for your valuable feedback and I trust you like my small effort and article to build a sample around WP8.

    @Greg Duncan : Thanks for posting here, it helps me to connect with wider audience and get their valuable feedback.

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