An Interview with Torrent Remote for WP7 Developer Beau Allison

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

Nothing mobile applications related; though we have done most of our development using .Net from ASP.Net to XNA.

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

We were familiar with the .Net family and were looking to move into mobile development. At the start of the year Android development still wasn’t open for paid applications to Australians (without a bit of trickery) and there were rumours of Microsoft’s new mobile SDK coming out. With a clean market and a promising UI we never looked back.

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

I played with a prototype phone about two weeks ago and I was impressed by the response and speed of the system UI.

4)Are you satisfied with WP7 Platform development tools?

Immensely. It is great to be able to show a person who hasn’t programmed before the ease and simplicity it is to create a basic application. They have lowered the level of entry to learn and I think this is a wonderful thing.

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

Our first priority is Torrent Remote – it’s an application that allows you to remotely connect to a uTorrent client on a PC. With this you can start, stop, pause, delete, change settings, and add new torrents to be downloaded.

We’re also developing a turn-based game and a few other applications which should be available shortly after Windows Phone 7’s release.

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

With the rate at which bugs have been fixed between the development kits I am currently quite happy with Microsoft. Keeping momentum for the phone and the platform will be the biggest challenge for Microsoft.

7)Future Plans of you?

Keep on programming applications, our game is the next biggest project!

Apart from these questions, Other things you want to share with the community?

We would love to hear from and work with Windows Phone 7 developers and Graphic Artists based in Queensland, Australia. If you are keen drop us a line at thejoker [at] codejoker.com.

Thanks for the time  Beau Allison.

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