Do you know when to build a WP app over an iPhone app?

Last updated by Brook Jeynes [SSW] 7 months ago.See history

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Archived Reason: Deprecated

  1. If your app is built on Silverlight today. Stop building things on Silverlight today.
  1. Reasons are:

    • Time to market
    • Lower cost
    • Reuse MVVM
    • Reuse Silverlight controls
    • Reuse the Business and Data layer
  2. The Biggest thing going for windows phone is:

    • .NET dev shops
    • Environment more productive than xcode

    Note: WP7 is built on Silverlight 3 (not Silverlight 4) Note: WP7 was built by a 'web team' not "Rich client app team', so some issues exist:

    • Bing map control relies on host page (authentication)
    • Avoid using System.Windows.Browser.dll in your Silverlight App (as it works only OOB on desktop) and you will have to use a different control on Windows Phone 7
  3. Others reasons are:

    • You can deploy your app without going through the appstore/market place. E.g. my SSW business app
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