Beta Google AdMob Windows Phone 7 SDK Now Available

For all you developers out there: With Google's goal of expanding developer offerings, the Google AdMob beta SDK for Windows Phone 7 is now available. Before you continue reading, keep in mind that it is a beta SDK and not everything is final. With the Windows Phone 7 SDK, developers can easily integrate advertising into their applications, control where the ads appear, and … [Read more...]

Official Twitter App for Windows Phone 7

Twitter for Windows Phone 7

Twitter has announce the release of the official Twitter for Windows Phone app. The design uses the Metro UI and looks stunning. It offers a host of features you'd expect from a Twitter app including timeline, suggested users, messages, lists and more. We haven't used the app yet (truth be told, we're looking forward to test driving Windows Phone 7), the guys at Twitter say … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hits 1,000 App Milestone

Windows Phone 7 apps

Good news on the app front. As of today, there are 1,000 apps available in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. We certainly expected there to be 1,000 apps by the US launch and now they've hit that number with time to spare. More importantly, there appears to be a healthy selection of quality apps. It's no where close to the 100,000 apps touted in the Android Market, but we'll see … [Read more...]

Rovio Bought By EA, Paving the way for Angry Birds for WP7?

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7

Chillingo, the publisher behind the insanely popular Angry Birds app, has been purchased by Electronic Arts. Yes, the same EA that's bringing four major titles to Windows Phone 7. Rovio has yet to commit to bring Angry Birds to Windows Phone 7 and recently they were none too pleased about an Angry Birds icon appearing on a Microsoft website. Ultimately, most expected Rovio … [Read more...]

Developers Taking Measured Approach With Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 apps

Thanks in large part to the success of Apple's App Store, applications play a critical part in the success of any phone or operating system. Google's Android now boasts of almost 100k apps and Apple's App Store has over 200k apps. Consumers want apps, so it's critical that Microsoft get developers on board with Windows Phone 7. A few developers are taking a wait and see … [Read more...]