Android and Windows Phone 7 development compared

The Dirty Developer has compared Android and Windows Phone 7 development and while for a simple application the process is very similar, he notes the tools are much better on Windows Phone.

He writes:

Below are two applications that do exactly the same thing, but one was a whole lot easier to create. Can you guess which one? As an end-user it’s impossible to tell but in this article we examine how similar and yet different the development experience is for each of the apps. One of the apps below (on the right) is coded in Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) and the other using Windows Phone 7 Beta SDK. I tried to keep both projects as simple as possible so that people can understand the fundamentals over the design.

After comparing the development process in detail he concludes:

The Android Platform and Windows Phone 7 share a lot of commonalities. It will take a while to get used to migrating from Android + Eclipse to Windows Phone 7 + Microsoft Visual Studio + Expression Blend but in the end it is a much smoother development experience. The tools which Microsoft provide add a wealth of ease to the lives of us developers.

Read more detail at the DirtyDeveloper.com here.

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