Weekend Reading – MP3 licensing, Free Backgrounds and More

Welcome to this edition of Weekend Reading for the week ending Jan 25. At SuperDevResources, we are committed to bring latest and greatest Design, Development, Marketing and Monetization resources for Windows Phone and Windows developers. In case you missed any of our blog post or were on a tight schedule, we bring Weekend Reading for you. In this post, we will take a look at the useful resources, tools, tips and the how-to posts that we brought for developers in the week gone by.

Last week, we gave you a set of 5 free Valentine’s day themed backgrounds that are free for personal and commercial use. All images are 1000px x 800px in size and you can use them in your Windows Phone or Windows 8 app or in any other way you seem fit. You can download them from behance.net. These pattern backgrounds have been created using free image editor, Gimp. Next week, we will post a tutorial to show how you can create background patterns on your own. Keep reading!

We also posted a tutorial to show how you can find the font used in any app using whatfontis.com – a free online tool that can identify a font from an image of the text. You can use this tool to find any font that you find appealing and maybe, use it in your own app. All it takes is a couple of minutes of your precious time to identify the font.

Are you planning to use MP3 music or sounds in your game/app? Read our post, Using MP3 in your Apps and Games? Read this First before you do so. This post tells how license costs can make using MP3 in your game or app an expensive option. Rather, you can opt for the alternative file formats like Ogg and MPEG-4 AAC that can provide you with the same or even better music experience. Check out the full post to find more on this.

This was all we had this week for Weekend Reading and we hope you liked it. We love hearing from you. Please do let us know what else you would like to see on this site.

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