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An Interview With Ed Schmit, AT&T Developer Ecosystem

by on  May 16, 2011

InfoQ spoke with Ed Schmidt at the Seattle Mobile Developer Hackathon last month. He shares his perspective on how developers should prepare to develop mobile apps and the trends he sees in the industry.

Scott Olson on Cross Platform Mobile Development with MonoCross

by on  May 12, 2011

We recently interviewed Scott Olson of the MonoCross Project. The MonoCross Project is a framework for cross-platform mobile development. It uses a combination of .NET and Mono technologies.

Cross Platform Libraries in .NET/Mono

by on  May 10, 2011

In an attempt to address the platform divergence problem in the .NET/Mono ecosystem, Microsoft is working on an extension called Portable Library Tools. This tool allows the same compiled library to run on .NET 4.0, Silverlight, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7 are available. Microsoft is working with Mono to add support for MonoTouch and MonoDroid.

A Survey on Mobile Development

by on  May 05, 2011

Web Directions conducted a survey among mobile developers enquiring about their browser and platform of choice, what OS they are currently developing for, what OS they plan to target in the future. The conclusion: iOS and Safari are in the lead, Android is catching up quickly, and Windows Phone 7 is still behind.

A Tool for Porting iPhone Apps to Windows Phone 7

by on  Apr 30, 2011 1

Microsoft has released an API mapping tool, guidance and testimonial videos that eases the work of porting iPhone/iOS applications to Windows Phone 7 (WP 7).

jQuery Mobile Alpha 4 released, with support for Windows Phone 7

by on  Apr 19, 2011

The jQuery Mobile team has released Alpha 4 of their cross-platform mobile framework. Positioned as the last Alpha release before Beta, in addition to resolving many issues since Alpha 3, this new build also ships with several new features.

MIX 2011 Keynote 2 Highlights

by on  Apr 13, 2011 1

Round 2 at MIX heavily focused on the next version of Windows Phone. Kinect for Windows was also showcased and Silverlight 5 was briefly mentioned.

MIX 2011: What to Expect

by on  Apr 12, 2011 3

HTML 5, Silverlight 5, and a surprise announcement about Windows Phone 7 look to be on the table at MIX 2011. We are also going to see information on Surface 2, ECMAScript 5, the next version of Web Forms, and the Microsoft Media Platform.

Microsoft releases Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

by on  Mar 29, 2011

On Mar 23, 2011, Microsoft announced the availability the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7. The toolkit, downloadable from CodePlex, installs as a Visual Studio 2010 extension, and is designed to make it easier for developers to build applications on Microsoft Windows Phone 7 devices that interact with Windows Azure.

Multi-Tasking Planned for Windows Mobile 7 at MIX

by on  Feb 17, 2011

There has been a lot of changes to Windows Phone 7 recently. In addition to the big news about the Nokia deal, Microsoft has been working on copy-and-paste functionality, multi-tasking, and CDMA support. Some of these will be coming in the near future while others will be fleshed out during MIX,

Nokia Partners with Microsoft Around Windows Phone 7

by on  Feb 11, 2011 10

Nokia has announced a broad strategic partnership with Microsoft to integrated Windows Phone 7, Bing, Office, and XBox Live with their phone devices.

Will Microsoft Unify Their OSes?

by on  Jan 18, 2011 2

Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, hinted that Microsoft is trying to unify their operating systems into one OS that runs from phone to the desktop, his remark raising questions on Windows and Windows Phone 7’s future.

Visual Basic is Losing Its Runtime Library

by on  Jan 13, 2011 3

The rather extensive runtime library used by Visual Basic and its compiler has been a major stumbling block for the language. Both the Windows Phone 7 and the XBox 360 don’t support the library, making clumsy workarounds necessary. With Visual Basic 10 SP 1, Microsoft once again tries to get it right.

Released: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide

by on  Dec 13, 2010 1

This past weekend, the Patterns and Practices team at Microsoft released the final version of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide on MSDN. The guide was built in an open community fashion on Codeplex by the team this past year and has been downloaded over 5000 times.

Application Certification Requirements for Windows Phone 7

by on  Oct 15, 2010 1

In response to the incredibly successful iPhone App Store, Microsoft will be offering its own version for Windows Phone 7 called the Marketplace. And like the App Store, Microsoft will be certifying applications before they are posted. According to John O'Donnell of Microsoft, many applications are failing for some very simple reasons.

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