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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
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    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.

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    Hopefully more inovation and Microsoft should really improve on their software.

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    Why doesn't apple reverse it to attract more Microsoft developers to iPhone developing?

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    Innovation by Microsoft? More like the devil planting trees, helping injured birds, writing poetry, and doing community service.

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    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?

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    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).
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    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")

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    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*

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    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*

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    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*
    ????

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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@$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
    Never heard this before.
    WHHHHHAAAAATTTTT?????? lol, you must not play CoD very much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
    WHHHHHAAAAATTTTT?????? lol, you must not play CoD very much...
    Reach

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    There is a Windows 8 beta available for testing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom7 View Post
    There is a Windows 8 beta available for testing?
    Is that a question or a statement? (question)

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    It is a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom7 View Post
    It is a question.
    No not that I know of, I was just on Microsoft.com today.

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