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Microsoft Posts Guide for Porting iPhone Apps to WinMo 6.5

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Aug 5, 2009, 10:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Ahead of the launch of Microsoft's Windows Mobile Marketplace, Microsoft has published a guide that shows iPhone developers how to port their applications to the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. Microsoft is now accepting applications for the launch of the Marketplace, which is anticipated to fall sometime between September and December. This guide should make it easier for developers to offer their applications for Windows Mobile.

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JeffdaBeat

Aug 5, 2009, 12:27 PM

Again...stop playing catch up

These companies need to stop playing catch up to the iPhone and make a name for themselves. As long as these phones and software continue to try to be "like" the iPhone, people are going to skip the imitation and go for the real thing. I understand some folks have to have Windows Mobile, but it is mostly consumers who are getting these phones. Stop trying to be an iPhone killer or a iPhone copy cat and make your product stand out away from Apple...
So the implication here would be that no other manufacturer or software provider should offer Applications?

It's common sense, everyone wants a piece of the Apple pie (haha... Apple Pie). The whole I-Phone killer idea is long gone by most, except ...
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That it shouldn't be easy for a programmer to import their products to another platform? Is that the real complaint?

THAT is innovative in of itself. Microsoft wants people to not be afraid to devlop applications for both platforms, and wants it ...
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So by the initial logic do you also believe that Xbox is trying to "play catch up" by offering the same games that are available on PS3? The point is not to copy what the iphone can do, it is to make it easier for developers, many of whom are going t...
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How is this any form of emulation? The applications were merely coded in a fashion that would run on the iPhone. Code is easy to alter to support other operating systems. These applications are there own entity. They people who own an iPhone and t...
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rgallier

Aug 6, 2009, 7:30 PM

How many WinMo 6.5 Phones are there?

Doesn't seem like a big deal, 6.5 has been out a while with no phone industry support.
That right it hasn't really come out yet, I must have got confused over the 1+ year hype over nothing. M$ says 7 in 2010 HA!
Pocket_Girl

Aug 5, 2009, 7:15 PM

Who cares?

if other people want make a "copy cat" of it, or make one of their own or whatever, let them. if they wanna do cathc up they can do whatever they want. there is no rule in catch up or copy cat. there are some people who want the copy cat version or one "like" the iphone. the more choices the better. Cool
Cool Better words have never been spoken.
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