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Inside the Mango Developer Tools: App Platform

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Join Brandon Watson as he interviews the people behind the next release of Windows Phone, Mango. In this installment he chats with Andrew Clinick- one of the people behind the new App Platform.

Windows Phone will challenge the way people think about apps. Today their usefulness is measured by what can be done within the app, but we see the promise of apps in how they can be integrated directly into the core experiences of the phone. In addition to making it easier to get timely notifications and updates from apps right from the Start Screen, the Mango release will also surface apps as part of search results and within Windows Phone Hubs.

 

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  • someoneelsesomeoneelse

    what about c++?

  • Robert VargaRobert Varga

    C++? I think that Microsoft is doing it right - they say that users are more than devs. You can do just this, this and that, but not all, at all. Users>Devs, that's "why" API, not close-to-the-metal.

  • MJ App FactoryMJAppFactory In God We Trust -- all others pay cash

    We do all our stuff in C#, but there's a huge glitch -- lack of dynamic type support for reference classes and interfaces.  As I understand it, the .NETCF team has chosen not to implement Reflection.Emit, therefore breaking a DLR requirement for the dynamic type, and therefore making it impossible for app developers to implement some (not only cool but) advanced technical requirements.

    If this feature isn't available in the developer tools and in Mango soon (like immediately), its absence will represent only one more reason for us to look elsewhere (possibly Cupertino?).  This is not the first real problem with .NETCF, and it's certainly not biggest.  But this one straw is feeling pretty heavy right now on this particular camel's back.

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