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At Nokia World yesterday, Nokia unveiled two new amazing Windows Phones; the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710. Today, Nokia’s Head of Developer Ecosystem, Marco Argenti and I delivered a keynote where we detailed the fresh new opportunity that Nokia and Microsoft have created by establishing a third ecosystem.
Following months of excitement and anticipation, Marco was finally able to give developers a true end-to-end view of the Nokia developer opportunity. He showed off a range of beautiful new phones, unveiled a variety of new apps and services and clearly articulated how Nokia is combining innovation and marketing acumen to create an unmatched global developer opportunity.
For my part, I am honored to be at Nokia World to show developers the unique advantages of the Windows Phone app platform and Metro UI. I used my portion of the keynote to explain how we’re delivering on our three key platform goals;
1. Enabling end user customization through a thriving and safe marketplace that features thousands of compelling apps and games
2. Giving developers what they want most; fun, fame and financial reward
3. Enabling cloud scenarios with one stack that connects multiple device types via the cloud.
When you put all of these pieces together, you begin to really appreciate how powerful the Nokia + Microsoft relationship is for developers. There’s simply nothing like it. And we’re just getting warmed up!
Read more on the Nokia Developer site, here.
Matt Bencke GM, Windows Phone Apps
It would be lovely if WP7.5 would allow real user customization. Right now it is not even possible to get the count of unread sms, missed calls or any real information from the phone.
It isn't even possible to have the user select a sound from the system sounds on the phone, every app needs to provide it's own sounds.
I really hope WP8 will allow some real access and not just games :/
@SamJost The tiles show you how many unread messages and calls you have. It even displays on the lock screen. Each app should stick to the standard sound themes in some way for consistency.
Uh, what "cloud?" If you mean the Office Hub, sure. But, MS doesn't provide any API access to SkyDrive, so a dev cannot use SkyDrive for "cloud storage", unless they want to violate the App Submission rules.
@ChrisLynch, you mean the SkyPad on WP? social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../7027b5e8-fc85-405d-abce-72e8c9eade22 First class support is about to come very soon.
Also on code.msdn.microsoft.com/.../Skypad-SkyDrive-Sample-8a187bd8
Live SDK supported platforms
•Windows Developer Preview
•Windows Phone 7.0 or higher
I used my portion of the keynote to explain how we’re delivering on our three key platform goals; www.tradesnowboots.com/ugg-bailey-button-triplet-c-5.html