phone7-brandA new “API mapping tool” to help iPhone developers port applications to Windows Phone 7. For current mapping, we started with three popular categories (Network / Internet, User Interface and Data Management) and mapped them to Windows Phone 7 API.

Don’t expect a mapping for all of the APIs, simply because the platforms are built upon different architectures and user interfaces.

For this first round we focused on identifying the one-to-one mapping when it exists.

In addition we are highlighting the content that we have developed on the http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/ site over the past few months.

The announcement highlights:

  • A NEW iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool
  • A 90+ pages “Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers” white paper, organized in 8 chapters, and growing
  • A series of new “developer stories” (6 new videos), in which developers share their experience porting iPhone applications to Windows Phone and explain why and how they did it.

See the Windows Team blog post, Leveraging Your IPhone Development Expertise to Build Windows Phone 7 Applications.

New API Mapping Tool for iPhone Developers

clip_image001Microsoft is announcing the availability of a new “API mapping tool” to help iPhone developers port applications to Windows Phone 7.

In addition we are highlighting the content that we have developed on the http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/ site over the past few months.

The announcement includes:

A 90+ pages “Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers” white paper, organized in 8 chapters, and growing

clip_image003A series of “developer stories”, where developers share on video their experience porting iPhone applications to Windows Phone and explain why and how they did it.

About windowsphone.interoperabilitybridge.com

The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating mobile phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the Windows Phone 7 platform. The goal is to help them leverage existing skills, and provide recipes to successfully design and build applications for the Window Phone.

The site includes technical documentation and testimonials.  Content and tutorials will continue to be added and expanded over the coming months.

Getting Started with Windows Phone

Tools are free. Get started on Windows Phone 7 or XBox at App Hub.

See the free developer training course for Windows Phone 7 on Channel 9.

Windows Phone 7 in 7 tutorials on MSDEV. Each short, to-the-point video in this series highlights a feature of Windows Phone 7 in less than 7 minutes. This is a series for developers who want to pick up the basics quickly with brief explanations and hands-on examples. Demonstrations and code samples are based on the beta release of the Windows Phone 7 Developer.

Join Microsoft Platform Ready for free assistance in developing and marketing your Windows Phone 7 applications.

ISV Videos on Windows Phone 7

For videos on how other ISVs got started developing for Windows Phone 7, see:

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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