Neil Enns - What do developers need to think about when building applications for the SmartPhone?

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The newest SmartPhones come with the .NET Compact Framework, so we wondered just how different it'd be developing applications for the SmartPhone vs. a desktop PC.

Plus Neil says you can try building apps without even buying a new cell phone, and gives some tips that you'll need to think about.

Anyone try building a SmartPhone application yet? We'd love to see yours.

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      cwoodruff
      I have a few ideas that I am starting to design for the smart phone devices.  I have to admit that in the beginning I was not very impressed with the smart phones but I have seen that I have had to change my thinking and view of the world.  The days of thinking in a window or a browser are gone and for the better.  I will post ideas as they get flushed out but I am trying to help the user with driving and weather.  Hope they work out.

      Neil --  What are the web resources you mentioned in the interview?  A blog for smart phones?  anything else you would have a person check out to get 100% up to speed on the small devices?  Thanks
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      DebugThis
      I believe the resource that you are looking for can be found at:

      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/default.mspx
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      Neil
      cwoodruff wrote:
      Neil --  What are the web resources you mentioned in the interview?  A blog for smart phones?  anything else you would have a person check out to get 100% up to speed on the small devices?  Thanks


      Our developer site is at www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/developer/. You can get all the SDKs and emulators and whatnot from there.

      You can also try the MSDN Mobility center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/. There are a ton of whitepapers and samples and such there.

      Our team blog is at http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/

      Happy developing!

      Neil

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