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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Microsoft-Nokia Announcement Spurs Windows Phone 7 App Development

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:02 AM

http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...nokia-deal.html

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According to an article found in Businessweek, Flurry Inc. has indicated that interest in WP7 app development has increased significantly since Microsoft announced their partnership with hardware giant Nokia.

In fact, when it comes to new projects, WP is now ranked as 3rd behind Apple and iOS.

"New projects for Windows Phone passed Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry and now rank third behind new apps for Apple Inc.’s iOS and Google Inc.’s Android, Flurry said. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, which agreed last week to have its Windows Phone software power Nokia handsets, is working to turn around market-share losses to Apple and Google. A wide variety of applications is critical to attracting mobile-phone users"

While the overall percentage of new projects is still only at 4% (up from 1%), this is definitely a move in the right direction. Nokia has a large international appeal. With their commitment to Windows Phone, developers are likely seeing the potential for their applications and games to reach millions, if not billions, of people around the world.

Developing apps for Windows Phone may have suddenly went from a labor of love, to a real practical business strategy for maximizing profits. It's amazing how much could change so quickly isn't it?

How do you feel about the growth? Talk about it in the forums!


Monday, April 5, 2010

BusinessWeek: Is Windows Phone Making A Comeback?

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 08:00 AM

http://blogs.businessweek.com/mt/mt...6576.1285113621

"Developers' interest in Microsoft's Windows Phone software for smartphone has risen sharply, since the Redmond giant introduced a new version of the mobile operating system on Feb. 15, according to new survey data from Appcelerator, which offers tools that help programmers create apps. Between January and March, developers' interest in creating games, calendars and other applications for Windows Phone has nearly tripled from 13% to 34%, according to Appcelerator's survey of more than 1,000 developers that was released on March 31. Another major gainer: the BlackBerry, which has seen a doubling of developer interest in the same period, to 43%."

Late last week, as the world preparred itself for the April Fools onslaught, BusinessWeek published a column speculating that Windows Phone has turned itself around and may be making a comeback. Obviously this isn't news to us, however it does mean that mainstream has started to see it as a serious contender (rather than a joke). What do you think - in a year will we be buzzing about Windows while recalling the decline of the iPhone and the odd blip that was Android?


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