Are you an iPhone/iOS developer looking forward to develop for Windows Phone 7 platform? If yes, then Microsoft is ready to help you to port your application not just from iOS but from various other platforms to WP7 platform. Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center at Microsoft is dedicated to technical collaborative work to improve interoperability between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. The vast majority of the projects are Open Source. The Center is run by the Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Group working with the community at large. Now they have announced the Windows Phone 7 interoperability site.
What is this site?
The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the Windows Phone 7 platform. The goal is to help them leverage existing skills, and provide recipes to successfully design and build applications for the Window Phone.
The early version of the site is targeted to the iPhone application developer, and includes technical documentation and real-world testimonials. Content and tutorials will continue to be added and expanded over the coming months.
Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers
If you have been developing iPhone applications and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone 7, this guide is for you.
The guide will cover what you need to know to add Windows Phone 7 development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned building iPhone applications.
Chapter 1: Windows Phone 7 Platform introduced to iPhone application developers
On October 11th Microsoft announced the release of Windows Phone 7 on 10 devices from a variety of manufacturers all over the world. Almost 2000 applications are already available on the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.
Chapter 2: User Interface Guidelines
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 uses a novel user interface called Metro. It sets itself apart with its clean and simple design and emphasis on color and typography.
Chapter 3: Developer and designer tools introduced to iPhone application developers
Chapter 4: C# programming introduced to Objective-C programmers
Chapter 5: Application Lifecycle differences between Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone
Chapter 6: Windows Phone 7 Notification Service introduced to iPhone application developers
Next Chapters [To be defined] could cover:
Networking, Web services, Data binding, Database and data management
Looking forward for more iPhone ports in the future. Happy Windows Phone 7 Coding ! ! !