Does WP7 development on a similar model to WebOS? Or can you do more with WP7 than you could with the original WebOS before they allowed native code. Aren't all the game publishers Microsoft say it has attracted going to use native code?Not anytime soon, no. I don't think WP7 even supports Chinese text display in its initial release (even webOS managed that), and it's not expected to have Chinese input support until mid-2011, so we couldn't even think about possibly considering starting work on a WP7 port until then. It also requires everything to be written in .NET, there's no possibility of running native code as there is on Android, so ironically, while with Android we can keep most of our cross-platform code intact, on WP7 we'd have to completely rewrite our software from scratch.
Was reading these blog posts comparing development on iOS vs. WP7. Thought it was interesting. MSDN.com obviously is biased. :wink:
http://www.archgrove.co.uk/weblog/2010/ ... -challenge
A response to Part 2 of the “iPhone vs Windows Phone 7 Challenge”
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sburke/archive/ ... oveme.aspx
iPhone SDK vs. Windows Phone 7 Series SDK Challenge, Part 2: MoveMe
I read that the first release of WP7 won't have cut & paste. I think that's a huge marketing mistake. But it's seem that the SDK includes a nice GUI builder. Anything similar available for the iOS?
Windows Phone 7 lacks business cred
But the advanced mobile management features provided by integration with Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 will be unavailable with WP7. Businesses that require centralised user policy configuration, virtual private network (VPN- ) -protected application access, remote data wipes, automatic software upgrades and a range of other administration features are therefore better off sticking with Windows Mobile for the moment.
Mobile application developers may also lament the absence of any cut-and-paste function, support for third-party application multi-tasking, Adobe’s Flash player, or the ability to tweak hardware processor power to conserve battery life, though Microsoft is not ruling out the possibility of these features appearing in later versions of the software.
“Using the Expression Blend design tool is awesome because dealing with designers can be a nightmare. You can import directly from Photoshop, which I haven’t seen on any other [mobile] development platform. I found Android not to be that good – it was not as easy to create a user interface for the device, and the UI is the key to everything [in mobile apps].”