An Interview with RoboPrint Developer Blue Planet Apps

1)Have you developed Apps for any other platforms before? If Yes What are they?

YES.  We are currently developing for Android and WP7.  We have released two applications for Android dTor and roboPrint. roboPrint for WP7 should go onto the MS Marketplace any day now.

2)Why did you choose WP7 as a platform of your choice?

Frankly I did not.  Android has been the platform of choice, but we do see WP7 as a good platform and it is interesting enough for us to start porting and developing applications for it.  It will be interesting to see how it plays out, but with MS making such a strong push financially, I think that we will be ok.  Also the UI has some very nice features to develop with.

3)Which one do you think as the single most feature you liked in WP7?

The UI flow is very smooth and fluid.  Applications tend to look better on WP7 than on Android.

4)Are you satisfied with WP7 Platform development tools?

Not really, but this is true of any new platform and it is only just out of beta.  I would give it more time and see how it progresses.

5)What are the Apps you are developing now in WP7?Details on the Apps?

Roboprint details can be found on our website www.blueplanetapps.com (same as Android version).

Printing is an important necessity these days. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to print something from your phone to your office printer, or home printer. Some applications let you print to a WiFi enabled printer, others to a network printer. RoboPrint is the first WP7 application to let you print to any printer, anywhere, at anytime. Not just one printer, you can have a profile for your home printer, your office printer, your friends printer, your secretaries printer… any printer, anywhere in the world, as long as it is reachable on the internet. RoboPrint provides you with a free Windows host application that you install on a computer attached to your printer (either directly or via a share), and from that Host RoboPrint will connect to the WP7 application and printing can begin. You can install the host program on as many computers as you want.

we are also porting Space Taxi, which was a classic game for the Commodore 64 under license from Twilight Games.  www.twilightgames.com for more details about the game and graphics. 

BioLock- The first true Biometric iris and face recognition application for Android, will be ported to WP7 shortly.  Check the website for more details.

6)In what way Microsoft can improve their WP7 or What does WP7 lacks from?

Too soon to say how it lacks just yet.  I would say that copy and paste is important.  Providing developers with access to real hardware is a must.

7)Future Plans of you?

To develop the most interesting and novel software we can for mobile smartphones.

Thanks Jason for sharing with us.

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