Yesterday Microsoft lifted the lid on the upcoming Mango release of it’s Windows Phone 7 Operating System version 7.1. It boasts over 500 new features to help both users and developers push the platform forward. I won’t give you a run down of all these new features as they are best discovered by viewing the web cast at the Windows Phone 7 Press office website. What I will say is that the new release is both exciting and daunting to developers in equal measures. There is a lot to get to grips with in this release and although in the long term this investment in time may well pay off, the platform is yet to reach a reasonable market share. A lot will be hoping Mango invigorates sales along with the possible introduction of new models from Nokia and Samsung later this year. Overall my impression of Mango is a positive one, and I will be experimenting with a lot of the new features using the newly released development tools in the coming weeks.
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My new app for the Windows Phone 7 platform went on sale just before Xmas. I had a few problems to sort out to get approval but have learned a lot in the process. It’s very important to test your app against the light and dark theme on the actual phone to ensure all text is readable. Work is now underway on more applications for both the iPhone and Windows Phone 7. Hope to have some new Apps published in January.
My next app for windows phone 7 called Under Pressure has been submitted . Hope to hear soon .
Welcome to my new blog. I intend to update this regularly with my tales of learning the art of Smart Phone App development. Smart Phone App development is a hobby and my main job is as a Silverlight Developer on a major document management solution. See my about page for more information on my career. The Smart Phone market has really taken off in the last few years and I thought it was about time I got involved. The iPhone and iPad platform is challenging for a programmer used to larger formats and I will be looking at learning Objective C in the next few months. Maybe you will want to follow along with my journey and even offer some helpful comments along the way.