Hack Shows Off Augmented Reality on Windows Phone 7

We're not developers, but apparently the Windows Phone 7 operating system doesn't allow for direct access to the camera. Thus, a hack is required in order to develop third party apps that utilize the camera. One development company has hacked their way through WP7 to provide a glimpse at how augmented reality apps might look on Windows Phone 7. With any hope, Microsoft will … [Read more...]

Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta Now Available


Good news for devs. Microsoft has released Windows Phone Developer Tools in the form of a beta release. As the Windows Phone Developer Blog states, the release is "a near final version of tools for building applications and games for Windows Phone 7".  The top level items noted are: Microsoft Expression Blend for Windows Phone – Blend is now integrated completely into … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Developers To Receive Test Hardware Next Month

Developers for Windows Phone 7 have something big to look forward to next month when Microsoft plans to deliver test hardware. This will be a major step towards the holiday release of Windows Phone 7, as it allows developers to test their apps on actual hardware. These test units shouldn't too exciting to non-devs, as they will most likely be non-descript hardware similar to … [Read more...]