Poll: Does Mango change your decision to develop for WP7?

Take the poll to let us know whether the Windows Phone 7 Mango release has caused to change your mind about developing for WP7.

With the Mango release of Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Microsoft addressed a number of the shortcomings that developers found in the original release, such as not being able to get access to the camera and other sensors. At the same time, WP7 is also potentially expanding market share, now that the first wave of Nokia phones has been released (albeit it was rather underwhelming). For me, the new development opportunities with Mango are exciting, and take it from "you can build toys" to "you can build enterprise applications and consumer apps that do great things," but other developers may see the release merely as catch up. Has the Mango release changed your mind about developing for WP7?


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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.


Microsoft, like in all of the other areas they compete in, might not be the first to market, but, when they catch up, they will be a dominant force. Anybody doing application software for smartphones, that is not getting in, or has not gotten in already, into Windows Phone application development, might be missing out on a lot of opportunities. After all, Microsoft has made it clear that they're in it to stay and become a dominant player in the market.

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