Thursday, October 1, 2009
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 12:00 AM
"With less than a week until the launch of Windows phones and Windows Marketplace for Mobile, I wanted to take a minute to thank the global developer and ISV community for rallying around Marketplace and offer a quick update on what we've been up to. First and foremost, the response to Windows Marketplace has been impressive in terms of the number of creative developers we're working with and the depth of engineering- and process-oriented feedback we've received and incorporated. Our commitment to transparency has generated a surprising level of collaboration that impacts Marketplace development on a daily basis. I know that getting in on the ground floor of an ambitious effort like Marketplace isn't easy. I sincerely appreciate your patience, feedback and desire to help us create a world class experience for both developers and end users."
If you're a developer who's working on an application for the forthcoming Marketplace, you'll want to check out this blog post. Worth noting is that the Windows Mobile 6/6.1 version of the Marketplace is slated for November. That's a good thing, because having the Marketplace start essentially from zero customers (people who own 6.5 devices) is more than a little short-sighted.