Gallery: Test apps for Windows Phone 7
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AP Mobile on Windows Phone 7 Series
At the first day of its Mix 10 conference, Microsoft made available for download test versions of a number of the tools that developers can use to build applications for Windows Phone 7 devices. For more details, read Mary Jo Foley’s blog.
A finished example shows the AP Mobile on Windows Phone 7 Series where AP and Microsoft collaborated on a rich news reading experience. The site lets readers choose the news, social networks and photos that interest them.
Windows Phone 7 Series colorizer demo
The Windows Phone 7 Series Colorizer application lets users create effects like the pink shoes in this photo. The new image can be easily uploaded to photo-sharing sites such as Windows Live and Facebook.
With the help of Silverlight’s Deep Zoom, Graphic.ly offers a comic book reading experience on Windows Phone 7 Series that incorporates social interaction.
Windows Phone 7 Series location and mapping capabilities are shown off using the Foursquare Labs social network game service.
Goo Splat was developed for Zune HD with XNA Game Studio and ported it to Windows Phone 7 Series in under an hour.
The Harvest is a proof-of-concept full 3-D game that shows Xbox LIVE Achievements, destructible terrain and a 3-D interactive environment. It was developed by Luma Arcade using XNA Game Studio 4.0 in about three weeks of development time.
Hush Hush uses Silverlight on Windows Phone 7 Series to enable mixed-media diaries of text, audio, photos and video. Entries appear in a timeline view that pulls in Wikipedia “this day in history” facts and images.
Major League Soccer
Soccer fans will get a kick out of Major League Soccer’s application for Windows Phone 7 Series. Fans can get real time alerts, stats, and video highlights via Silverlight and Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming.
Archetype International shows off the Accelerometer and audio processing power of Windows Phone 7 Series in a game called Marionette. Here Microsoft executive Scott Guthrie appears as a talking puppet.
Battle Punks is a proof of concept based on a game in private beta on Facebook. It demos a social experience that will be possible on Windows Phone 7 Series. It has 3-D customizable characters and social turn-based gameplay, and was developed by Gravity Bear and Mythos Labs.