Microsoft Windows Mobile
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is a reinvention of the Windows Mobile platform and improves productivity by taking a fresh approach to the most common Smartphone business usage scenarios such as e-mail, calendar, contacts, and collaboration. Windows Mobile is a reliable and rich mobile OS, targeted at feature packed smart phones. Windows Mobile looks a lot like the popular desktop version of Windows. Users familiar with the Windows OS find it easy to use Windows Mobile.
Windows Phone 7 is a dramatic shift in focus for Microsoft, for both enterprise users and consumers. Windows Mobile 6.5 was rewritten with the consumer in mind to create Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has greatly simplified the user interface and made it so that all Windows Phone 7 devices have the same look and feel. With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft defined a single set of hardware and software requirements. They have also centralized application management into a Marketplace with tight control over the applications that are available to install on the phone. This makes the phone a much more stable platform.
Microsoft SharePoint is a web technology-based server that can be used to build portals, collaboration sites, and also content management sites. Windows Phone 7 allows you to integrate with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and create enterprise-ready websites and applications that access Microsoft SharePoint Server on Windows Phone7.
Windows Mobile 7 development is done using the .NET framework.
The .NET framework is a software framework created by Microsoft for use in creating Windows applications.
For Windows Phone 7, there are two distinct development approaches to create the mobile application.
The first approach is to use Silverlight for Windows Phone. Silverlight was originally envisioned as a way for developers to create rich internet applications. It has seen a sharp increase in market adoption in recent years, driven mostly by the fact that Netflix uses Silverlight to stream videos.
A Silverlight application combines declarative markup (called XAML) to construct the user interface and code written in a .NET framework language to control an application’s behavior. To develop a data driven application for Windows Phone 7, Silverlight is the right choice.
Alternatively, you can use the XNA framework to develop your Windows Phone 7 app. XNA is Microsoft’s game development framework and has been used in recent years to create both Windows and Xbox 360 applications.
To create a game for Windows Phone 7, the XNA framework is quite powerful, but that power comes with a considerable learning curve and longer development cycles.
Microsoft Windows Mobile Architecture
Tools to be used for developing mobile applications:
- Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
- Windows Phone Emulator
- Silverlight for Windows Phone
- XNA 4.0 Game Studio
The Codetech Solutions advantage:
Catering to the Windows Mobile development, at Codetech Solutions we have an offshore team of experienced and expert Windows Mobile developers & architects who understand your requirements and build the application to your need and specifications, and thereby make sure you are always satisfied with the end product. Following strictly to the development plan, and then through rigorous testing, we make sure the applicationis fully tested before it reaches the release phase.
The main reasons behind enterprises choosing Windows Mobile as the development platform include:
- Familiarity and Ease of use
- Partnered together with .Net framework gives better productivity
- Flexibility in development platform
- Improved security
- Return on Investment with the Microsoft edge