Windows Phone 7 + Silverlight 4
March 17, 2010
Ok, so I’m a User Interface Developer and I don’t have an iPhone. I have a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone. I can see the winces from my fellow UI developers and designer associates.
But now, as a Silverlight developer, I’m thrilled to see Windows Phone 7, and see that I can develop Silverlight 4 apps for Windows Phone 7. And all the development tools are FREE. It’s… it’s… well, the only way I can describe it is that I was sitting in the audience at MIX10, listening to the announcements and my palms were sweating (in a good way).
I have to say, it’s a pretty impressive strategy from Microsoft. Develop RIAs, Desktop (Out of Browser) Applications and Mobile apps, all with one tool, one language: Silverlight 4.
As soon as I have my first Windows Phone 7 app developed, I’ll let you know… hopefully in a few days. I’m thrilled! Yeah, yeah, yeah, Silverlight 4 isn’t actually supported in the mobile browser itself, but whatever. Soon. Very soon. It’s all coming together.
Get your free development tools here: http://developer.windowsmobile.com