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February 2, 2011  8:48 AM

Next-gen rapid app development on Windows Phone 7

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
RAD, Rapid Application Development, Tools, Windows Phone 7

With the Mobile World Congress exhibition just a couple of weeks away now, the news wires are already crackling with all manner of mobile-related developer news. While...

January 17, 2011  6:46 PM

Windows Phone 7 development, from an Android point of view

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Developer, Mobile, Mobile development, Windows Phone 7

In a Microsoft sponsored article discussing programming language ancestry, Chris Bennett writes a piece entitled Windows Phone 7 Development for Android Developers where he highlights the suggestion that developing for the Windows...


January 10, 2011  2:21 PM

#Fail or #For The Win? Windows Phone 7 developer tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Visual Studio, Windows Phone 7

Steve Ballmer is somewhere on the way back from the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, no doubt fuelled up on positive Windows Phone 7 opinions which he'll have been fed by his marketing team.

But Ballmer


January 3, 2011  8:14 AM

Microsoft opens Visual Studio developer gateway for Windows Phone 7

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, Visual Studio, Windows Phone 7

Microsoft appears to be investing seemingly unlimited amounts of time, resources, blood, sweat and developer-shaped tears into Windows Phone 7 -- and the momentum builds every month. Windows Phone 7 can not fail, as we know, Microsoft can not afford for that possibility to surface. The future...


December 13, 2010  8:54 AM

Windows Phone 7 Developer Delicacies Disclosed

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Microsoft, SDK, Windows Phone 7

Late last week Microsoft made four announcements around Windows Phone 7 that should, in theory, be of interest to the thousands (according to Microsoft) of developers who have registered for the platform, as well as those who are looking to begin building apps.

Firstly, Redmond is...


November 26, 2010  10:40 AM

Windows Phone 7 & ladies in lingerie

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Users, Windows Phone 7

Just six weeks after the launch of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has announced it now has almost 3,000 apps and games on its 'Marketplace' website. Things are looking good then -- and there's also been an 80% increase in the number of registered programmers since September, with more than 15,000...


November 10, 2010  11:47 AM

Windows Phone 7: is this the honeymoon period?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Development, Mobile development, Windows Phone 7

It's just over a fortnight since Windows Phone 7 went on general sale in the UK on Oct 21 and Microsoft's app platform opened for downloads. In light of this largely...


August 13, 2010  10:42 AM

Microsoft responds to Windows Phone 7 application development criticism

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Games, Microsoft, monetisation, Windows Phone 7

So I made some comments about Windows Phone 7 software application development recently within close enough proximity to Microsoft for the company to give me some official feedback - and I hope it makes for an interesting interchange.

In essence, I said that the Windows Phone...


July 30, 2010  10:39 AM

Development dilemmas and Windows Phone 7

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, Interface, Interoperability, iPhone, OS X, Windows Phone 7, WP7

In a fortnight that has seen Microsoft mobile lead Andy Lees encourage staff to write their own Windows Phone 7 (WP7) apps to help support the launch, the company is (allegedly) cooking up an employee developer program to fast-track apps made privately within Microsoft.

But is there an...


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