As discussed at PDC last year, Microsoft is working with Nokia to make Silverlight available for Nokia’s phones.
Starting this week you can download the Silverlight for Symbian beta version runtime and tools from the Microsoft Silverlight for Symbian - Beta site.
This release is another milestone in our efforts bringing Silverlight to the leader in worldwide market share for smartphones, the Symbian platform.
With this beta release, developers can start targeting a broader range of devices using the same skillset and tools; specifically, this beta release performance profile is focused on media scenarios.
Also, since the Silverlight for Symbian bits are a subset of the desktop version of Silverlight, you can browse to mobile Silverlight implementation and the application will render correctly also on your desktop (which is useful for debugging).
Since this is still a beta release you may still run into performance issues or bugs. Please share your feedback with our team, we will listen.
The following resources will help you get started developing Silverlight applications for Symbian S60 devices:
We all want our applications and Web sites to be effective.
How does one know that the application is effective? How does one gather information about how the application is being used and interacted with?
Understanding this requires instrumentation (that is often done after the fact) and usually is a cumbersome process.
Well, at MIX you will hear how Silverlight empowers you to do this in a much easier way (It might actually blow you away).
My colleague Michael S. Scherotter is going to introduce and talk about the Silverlight Analytics Framework at MIX.
The Silverlight Analytics Framework is about to release next week (March 15 2010) on CodePlex as free open-source framework. The Framework is available for both in browser and out of browser Silverlight applications, is integrated nicely with the design experience in Blend and is supporting many analytic services it can report into.
The session on the framework will be on Monday 3/15/2010 at 2:00 PM at our Mix Conference in Las Vegas – it will be recorded and put up on the Mix site soon after so if you can’t make it, you can still learn about it.
From my experience, after you try this, you will never want to look back. Michael and team did some amazing work on this.