Has anyone successfully made an app that uses the windows 8.1 or windows 8.1 camera? I tried the camera example but it says it is not available when I run it in windows.
Which example did you use?
If whatever you followed doesn't work you can try cranberrygame's camera plugin -> https://www.scirra.com/forum/plugin-cordova-related-c2-plugins-crosswalk_t109586
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IE doesn't support the user media object.
Crosswalk is only for android, nothing to see with Windows Phone.