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Xiaomi strikes gold in India and humbles Samsung

In order to serve the growing number of Indian users of Xiaomi, a new dedicated data center is planned to be opened in India in 2015. Xiaomi was storing Indian users' data on Servers in China but after receiving warning from Indian Air force they have decided to move out from servers in China. Presently they will be moved to servers in Singapore and later to Indian datacenter when it gets ready.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-10-27/xiaomi-moving-indian-user-data-to-servers-outside-china

Read my previous post oon Xiaomi here:
http://hodentekmobile.blogspot.com/2014/08/xiaomi-from-china-challenges-apple-and.html
http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/08/xiaomi-smart-phones-are-sell-off-in.html

Are they more popular than iPhones?
I bet they are.
Here is a piece of text quoted here from the previous link:
"And you thought iPhones were popular. At 2 p.m. on Oct. 14, Xiaomi put 100,000 of its Redmi 1S smartphones up for sale in India, using local e-commerce site Flipkart to sell th…

Deploying an app to your Windows Phone 8.1

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You may find this helpful if you are developing an application for Windows Phone.

You are a Windows Phone 8.1 Preview developer and you have created a nice app that you want to
test on a phone you own.

How do  you test it?

While developing the application using Visual Studio 2013 Express for Windows Update 3 (this is a
free developer resource, read more here) you will see it on a emulator, the phone image that emulates your actual phone  that comes on your PC/Laptop when you run the app. After running the app on your laptop you should deploy it to your phone. The phone you buy is by default locked and you need to unlock it.

Details of unlocking the phone are here:
Go to this link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=317976

This is how I was able to do.
I connected my phone (Nokia Icon) to the laptop.On my Windows 8.1 Professional (x64 bit) laptop I searched for Windows Phone and got these results(few shown)

I clicked on the Windows Phone Developer Registration. I do have a developer …

How do I get health and wellness app to my Windows Phone?

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First of all it does not run on all Windows Phones (hereafter they are called Microsoft Lumias). Only the following Lumia phones have the support of Lumia SensorCore which is needed for this feature: Lumia 630Lumia 635Lumia 730Lumia 735Lumia 830Lumia 930Lumia 1520Lumia Icon running on Windows 8.1
according to http://web.developer.nokia.com/blogs/news/lumia-sensorcore-sdk-1.0-has-graduated-from-beta However I was able to install it on Lumia Icon running 8.0 as well.

You can get it from the Windows Store. Just search for Health and Fitness; download and enjoy.
You should see a screen like this when you activate the app. This one is on my Nokia Icon running Windows Phone 8.1 Preview.



Do you want to build health and fitness apps with Windows Phone?

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This is possible if you use the LumiaSensorCore SDK. 
What is LumiaSensorCore SDK?

Read here:
http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-is-lumiasensorcore.html

How do start using the SDK?
Well you need to bring it to your application. It is not like downloading it as an executable but it is a Visual Studio Extension that you should install.

If you have Visual Studio 2013 Express Update 3
http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2014-aug-4-vs.aspx

You should launch VS2013 and from its Tool menu you should access Manager NuGet Packages and download the SDK as shown.

You should have NuGet Package manager. If you do not have go here and install it.

How?
Go here to this link:
http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-do-you-install-nuget-package-manager.html

Once you do this you should be able to start working with this.