A Chromecast is a handy and cheap gadget, but it only works from a Windows desktop, and iOS and Android apps.
Now Google has opened up the APIs for the device, which should open the door for an intrepid Windows Phone developer to create apps which will let Windows Phone users stream media such as pictures, music and web video (eg from YouTube) to our TVs.
Of course we would die from holding our breaths waiting for official support from Google, and unfortunately the sample code and libraries Google provides are only for Android and iOS, but I am sure for the simpler functions such as pictures and music this will not be a major issue.
The API and developer guide can be seen here. Will any of our developer readers be taking on the challenge? Let us know below.