The Microsoft Mix keynote has just wrapped up. Throughout the keynote Microsoft shared a lot more information about how Windows Phone 7 applications work and how they are created. Let’s take a look at what we learnt.
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is free
- To publish apps to the MarketPlace costs US$99 per year
- Windows Phone 7 runs the full version of Silverlight
- Application development now supported in the Expression Blend 4 beta.
- Supports IIS streaming (adaptive bitrate – smooth streaming technology)
- Silverlight adoption is approaching 60% of all internet devices.
- Push Notifications – “Microsoft Notification Service”
- Windows Phone 7 Simulator supports multi-touch, hardware acceleration.
- Applications will have trial versions
- Microsoft has a long list of partnerships who’ll have apps available at launch (Foursquare, Netflix, IMDB, Sling Media, Shazam) Check out the full list @ Engadget
- Twitter and Facebook contact integration
Get the developer tools today @ http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows-phone-7-series/
More info @ Mix