I’m in Las Vegas to attend the MIX10 conference, Microsoft’s conference for both developers and designers. This year’s MIX conference, which runs from Monday March 15th through Wednesday, March 17th, is a hotly-anticipated one, thanks the fact that Microsoft will be making announcements about Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7 Series.
As the Canadian Developer Evangelist charged with the responsibility of promoting Windows Phone 7 to small and independent developers (who make up the lion’s share of the people who write smartphone apps), I’ve been writing about Windows Phone 7 and mobile development in general in the series Counting Down to Seven. I plan to continue writing about Windows Phone 7 from several angles, including:
- Writing software for the phone, both on the phone end and well as in the cloud
- Creating compelling mobile user experiences
- Ideas, both sane and wacky, for mobile applications
- Lessons to learn from the successes and failures of other smartphone vendors
- The mobile industry in general
I’ve just come from an all-day hush-hush closed-door set of presentations covering the details of Windows Phone 7 and the tools and technologies that drive it. I’m impressed by what I saw. I can’t say much right now, and you’ll find out from me (and many other sources) tomorrow, but I can tell you this: Windows Phone 7 is cooler than the other side of the pillow.
Keep an eye on this blog over the next couple of days: there’s going to be a lot of information – and more! -- from MIX10, and lots of useful information about developing for Windows Phone 7 over the next few months!