An Interview with WP7 developer Josue Yeray

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

Earlier i develop primary Business applications for Windows Mobile 5/6.

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

I’m already a Windows Desktop developer, my primary activity involve WPF / Silverlight, developing for Windows Phone 7 its a natural step for me, the same language, same Ide, same framework, and the possibility to reuse a big part of my work on the desktop.

3)Which one do you think as the single most feature you liked in WP7?
The UI, Metro is the most different and beautiful UI i see in a long time, in mobile or desktop, i think in the short term, desktop applications evolve to use a Metro Styled UI, like the new version of Zune Desktop software.

4)Are you satisfied with WP7 Platform development tools?

I´m working with Visual Studio 2010 from the first beta to today approx. 10 hours day and is the best IDE that i have use. The emulator for Windows Phone in its current state have some fails that make a bit rough debug applications, Expression Blend for Windows Phone its very solid and easy to use. In general, thinking that we only have a beta version, I’m satisfied, but the final version have some points to do better in the emulator to make easy to develop for the platform.

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

Now I’m developing 7Rss, an Offline RSS reader. You can download all your RSS Feeds and view them offline, catalogue them into categories, submit a new via email or SMS (sending a link to the original story shortened automatically with  service) or save an image to the phone Image Hub.

6)In what way Microsoft can improve their WP7 or What does WP7 lacks from?
Cut & Paste will be a must have for the phone…

7)Future Plans of you?

I´m working hard with 7Rss to get to the launch date of the Marketplace, also have some others app ideas for WinPhone7, continue writing on my Spanish Technology blog, and working on some WPF apps for Windows 7… How Knows…

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

I think  Windows Phone 7 has a great potential, make apps for it is so easy, code reuse with Silverlight or WPF Desktop Apps is great feature, and the integration with XNA and Xbox Live can provide a great ecosystem of games…. Download the tools and get up coding your app or game 🙂

Thanks Josue Yeray for sharing your experience with us.Also I want to mention that Josue  is a

[MCP – .NET Framework Application Development Foundation]

[MCTS – .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Application Development]

[MCTS – .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Development]

You may follow him at twitter.