Windows Phone 7
devices started appearing in Finland in November 2010, and during these brief
months, there has been a lot of interest in developing applications for this new platform. I’ve been working with
different mobile platforms and their development tools, but find the tools
Windows Phone 7 platform uses to be well integrated. Shortly put, the
experience is smooth.
As an additional
benefit, I can directly utilize the .NET based code – for instance written with C# – written for other solutions in my mobile
applications. For many different application types, the main technology for
Windows Phone 7 applications is Silverlight. You might have heard the name when it comes
to web technologies, too.
If you are focusing on
game development, try XNA. XNA is Microsoft’s .NET based game
development framework that is suitable for writing games for not only the
Windows Phone 7 platform, but also the PC and the Xbox 360. You can share your
C# code between all these platforms, and develop to all these three pieces of
If you are interested
in Windows Phone 7 development with .NET and Visual Studio + Expression Blend, be sure to visit Microsoft’s workshop space,
especially since this is the first time you can try the phones hands-on.
If you are ready for a
new technical challenge, be sure to try Windows Phone 7 development!
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