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09-22-2009, 06:53 AM #1
iPhone App Ported Over to Zune HD
Imaga via Ars Technica
Only days after its release, Zune HD is appropriating apps from Apple's iPhone.
Our friends at Ars Technica are detailing the first known iPhone app to be ported over to the new device. The people responsible for it - the tech wizards at Foundation42 - unveiled their achievement on Twitter with the following Tweet: "From #iPhone game to #ZuneHD game in 12 hours using #MonoTouch and #XNA - YouTube - WordMonger Cross Platform Test - enjoy!"
Their game, WordMonger, was originally written in C# using OpenGL and MonoTouch, which allows developers to create C# and .NET based applications that run on Apple's iPhone and Apple's iPod Touch devices. The conversion to the Zune HD with .NET was done thanks to the XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune HD extensions, which amusingly Microsoft didn't use to make its free ad-supported games.
The official way to share games is to download and install Visual C#, .Net 3.5, and the XNA Game Studio 3.1. Then, the developer must give the source code of their game to the user, and make them build and deploy it manually.
For now, the apps are more like a decent bonus on a generally excellent media player, though desperate rumors claim the software giant is going to link up the device to Windows Marketplace for Mobile once Windows Mobile 7 is ready to go.
09-22-2009, 07:48 AM #2
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nice, maybe there is finally a competiter to the corrupt app store
09-22-2009, 09:05 AM #3
Cydia probably has more apps than any app store exept for apple lol. So the Microsoft store ISNT the only competitor.
09-22-2009, 10:00 AM #4
^I really wouldn't class themes as an "app"!
09-22-2009, 10:28 AM #5
MS=FailThis is getting a lil' ridiculous...
09-22-2009, 11:35 AM #6
Wow MS.. First you appropriate iphone apps, then Gizmodo reports that MS is stealing retail staff from Apple for it's new stores RIGHT NEXT to apple's in some cases. This is getting interesting..
09-22-2009, 11:43 AM #7
Yeah, the ZuneHD marketplace works exactly like the Xbox Live Arcade. I think it's a cool thing they have going even though it's a hell of a more strict rules than Apple (least they don't have far apps).
As a device, the ZuneHD looks really tempting if only for it's ability to output 720p natively. That would be awesome to see on an iPhone. Also, ZuneHd is getting AUDIOSURF as an exclusive which if why we haven't seen it on the iPhone
09-22-2009, 11:42 PM #8
three cheers for Zune HDdamn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
09-23-2009, 10:44 AM #9
I am a Zune user.
Tho I don't have the zHD.
09-24-2009, 12:20 AM #10
Microsoft and everyone else knows that even if you release a product that is better than Apple's, in the end you still won't beat them because of the strong marketing strategy they got going.
That's why MS is opening their stores and Palm will too. Woot woot!
10-01-2009, 12:57 PM #11
this might be good..