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Windows Phone 7.5 app to be used on Windows 8.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am returning to software development after 10 years. Clearly a new paradigm now.

    I have a Windows 7 PC. No plans to move to Windows 8 at the mo.

    I plan to make a App for Windows Phone. The App is nothing fancy, but i believe about 100,000 downloads may be possible. It has very limited purpose and does not need any advance hardware or software features.

    I have a Nokia 625 running Windows 8.0. Only a matter of time that this will be 8.1. I want to run this app on my phone as well.

    I came to know that with a Windows 7 PC I can at best develop an app for Windows Phone 7.5. Will an app developed for Windows Phone 7.5 work on a phone that has Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 ?


    Monday, June 2, 2014 3:13 PM

All replies

  • Yes. You can run Windows Phone 7 apps on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices.
    Monday, June 2, 2014 3:24 PM