An Interview with WP7 Developer Jeremy Alles

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

I’m a WPF/Silverlight developer writing apps for the Desktop. WP7 is for me a real opportunity to leverage my existing knowledge on a mobile platform very easily.
2)Why did you choose WP7 as a platform of your choice?

Because I’m already familiar with Silverlight, C# and the tooling (VS2010, Expression Blend)
3)Are you satisfied with WP7 Platform development tools?

Yes ! I think both VS2010 and Expression Blend are excellent tools !
4)What are the Apps you are developing now in WP7?Details on the Apps?

I’m working on a game called Tap’n’match. The goal is to create pairs and sequences of numbers and remove all numbers from a board. The scores are stored in the cloud using Azure and the game uses Bing API to 

determine the country of the player. For more information you can check-out this post on my blog: http://www.japf.fr/2010/09/tap-n-match-a-cool-wp7-game-vote-for-us-on-facebook/

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

I think the WP7 platform still misses some features (copy/paste might be the obvious one). However, with the RTM release of the tool, we now have a Silverlight toolkit for WP7 which adds control which was missing. Also, I think the ability to run apps in the background is not clear for the end-user.
6)Future Plans of you?

Hopefully new apps for the WP7 platform. I have several ideas, now I need some free time to start coding 🙂

Thanks Alles for sharing with us. Expecting more applications from you in the future..

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