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The Windows Phone developer ecosystem is enriched every day by companies, communities, and people who are creating offerings and resources to help developers quickly and easily build or port great apps for Windows Phone. Over the past year, we’ve started collecting these offerings, and we’ve created a list of Windows Phone Developer partner resources, in which we identify commercial and open-source resources in the following categories:
We’ve seen strong response to these offers, so we’re focusing even more attention in this area for Windows Phone 8. We’re thrilled to highlight today more than 30 commercial and open-source offerings by companies and organizations that have jumped on board.On the open-source front, we engaged with communities early in the process so they could add Windows Phone 8 support in popular tools and frameworks. Read the details.
Let’s take a closer look at the partners who are announcing today their support for Windows Phone 8 at the //BUILD conference.
One significant feature of the Windows Phone 8 development platform is support for the native C++ programming model. Native code offers a number of benefits related to code reuse, and it opens up opportunities for game engines, physics, animation, audio libraries, and more. The following organizations are announcing Windows Phone 8 support:
Tools, cross-platform frameworks, HTML5, libraries, and UI
We’re seeing growing support for Windows Phone 8 among cross-platform tools, frameworks, and libraries vendors. Many of them take advantage of extensive support for HTML5 in Internet Explorer 10. Here’s what’s new:
On the C#/XAML development side, partners and communities have been getting ready. Here are the early birds who are supporting Windows Phone 8:
Web API, back ends as a service, cloud services
Cloud-based service providers are essential for developers to be able to expand app capabilities, connect users and scale, promote and monetize, analyze usage, and track issues. Today at //Build, we’re presenting the partners who are aligning with Windows Phone 8 in this area.
Finally, Bsquare, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that specializes in providing engineering services and production-ready software products for the smart device market, launched today a porting service publishers can use to port existing apps from various platforms to Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 quickly and affordably, with prices starting at $10,000 (USD).
Welcome, everybody, to the Windows Phone 8 developer ecosystem!
Here’s a snapshot of today’s partner announcements:
If you want to suggest a resource, feel free to contact me on Twitter @jccim, include the hashtag #wpdevecosystem with a description and link.
Here is a database compatible with Windows 8:
nice tools , i sems to miss the native c++ developerment sdk for xbox 360
where is it , and where can i download it
you speek of 3 screens for developerment
tablet,phone, xbox 360
@shoobe01 - which RSS feed is broken for you?
shoobe01 : right the RSS feed for the post is broken, however the main feed is ok: blogs.windows.com/.../rss.aspx - we are investigating. thanks for pointing it out.
Not a comment on this post, but the RSS feed. Check it out. No linefeeds come through so I can't read at a glance, on the go, etc. Thanks!