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  • Microsoft to iOS Developers: Come Here My Sweet


    Earlier this week Microsoft announced an API Mapping tool help iPhone/iOS developers "find their way when they discover the Windows Phone platform."


    The API Mapping tool acts as a translation device for iOS developers unfamiliar with Windows Phone 7 coding language. The mapping tool does this by allowing iOS developers to pick out the iOS API calls and quickly look up "equivalent classes, methods and notification events in WP7."

    The mapping tool as of now only includes translations for Network/Internet, User Interface, and Data Management related programs. Audio/Video, Graphics/Animation, Performance, and Security related API translations will be added at a later time.

    It's important to note this tool is just a starting point for developers to learn about the WP7 platform and by no means will include a translation of all API's between the platforms.

    This mapping tool seems to be a very blatant attempt by Microsoft to encourage the porting and migration of apps and developers from the iOS platform to the WP7 platform. This is great news for developers looking to expand to other platforms and shows how far ahead Apple is in terms of market share in the mobile computing world. WP7 is a vastly improved mobile OS (compared to previous Windows offerings), but Microsoft continues to neglect their products. WP7 hasn't seen any major updates since its release (the first one was a beautiful train wreck of a mess).

    All problems aside, this little tool and Microsofts partnership with Nokia looks to help WP7 recruit more potential developers. More competition in the mobile market means we'll only see more innovation on everyones part. Hopefully.

    Source: Microsoft
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft to iOS Developers: Come Here My Sweet started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Hopefully more inovation and Microsoft should really improve on their software.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Why doesn't apple reverse it to attract more Microsoft developers to iPhone developing?
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Innovation by Microsoft? More like the devil planting trees, helping injured birds, writing poetry, and doing community service.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Why doesn't apple reverse it to attract more Microsoft developers to iPhone developing?
      What Microsoft developers?
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      Hopefully more inovation and Microsoft should really improve on their software.
      If you'd ever used winmo 6 or 6.5 you'd see what a quantum leap winmo 7 is. It's not gonna replace IOS for me any time soon, but it is pretty cool.

      In the pc department, I'm about a week into windows 8, and it's pretty sweet to (for a beta).
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      What Microsoft developers?
      sshhh!!! you might hurt their little feelings!! (they don't have a sense of "quality" or "fun")
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      I like win mo 7. Its very cool and unique. However if ios doesn't evolve with newer os updates and a newer UI, i will be mad and maybe start to consider a different device! I guess we will see in a few months? *fingers crossed*
    1. urwack's Avatar
      urwack -
      next we are going to see Microsoft paying app developers millions to keep thier apps on Microsoft phones for an exclusive period of time *smh*
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by urwack View Post
      next we are going to see Microsoft paying app developers millions to keep thier apps on Microsoft phones for an exclusive period of time *smh*
      ????
    1. urwack's Avatar
      urwack -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      ????
      I was refering to Microsoft paying Activision millions of dollars to keep new Call of Duty Maps exclusive on Xbox 360 for months
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by urwack View Post
      I was refering to Microsoft paying Activision millions of dollars to keep new Call of Duty Maps exclusive on Xbox 360 for months
      Never heard this before.
    1. urwack's Avatar
      urwack -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Never heard this before.
      Ya Microsoft payed a couple of million to Activision to keep the new Call Of Duty Maps exclusive to the 360 for a certain amount of times before the maps were released to the other consoles
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by urwack View Post
      Ya Microsoft payed a couple of million to Activision to keep the new Call Of Duty Maps exclusive to the 360 for a certain amount of times before the maps were released to the other consoles
      Can someone say cheap@$$
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Never heard this before.
      WHHHHHAAAAATTTTT?????? lol, you must not play CoD very much...
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      WHHHHHAAAAATTTTT?????? lol, you must not play CoD very much...
      Reach
    1. BadJ3d1's Avatar
      BadJ3d1 -
      There is a Windows 8 beta available for testing?
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Freedom7 View Post
      There is a Windows 8 beta available for testing?
      Is that a question or a statement? (question)
    1. BadJ3d1's Avatar
      BadJ3d1 -
      It is a question.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Freedom7 View Post
      It is a question.
      No not that I know of, I was just on Microsoft.com today.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Reach
      Halo what a neeerd, lol I just suck at halo so I like to bash it


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