Windows Phone 7, what we learnt from Mix 2010 keynote

Windows Phone 7 Mix

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

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