An Interview with WP7 Indie Game Developer Daniel

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

Only desktop applications.

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

Because it uses the same technology I use in my full time job – .NET Framework.

You don’t need to learn something completely new, like for iPhone. You just use the same tools and language you already know.

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

I would say Silverlight. It is similar to what I use daily – WPF.

4)Are you satisfied with WP7 Platform development tools?

It is too early to say. WP7 Platform is still in Beta. Some things are not there. Like Pivot and Panorama controls. Documentation is also not 100% complete. I would wait till RTM to answer this question.

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

I’m currently developing Battleships game

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

Currently I’m missing the unique identification of phone or user for highscore list.

7)Future Plans of you?

First of all I want to see the real hardware and test my App on it. Then I will decide if I work further with WP7.

Thanks Daniel.All the best for your future works.