Did you know that your current Android or iPhone apps can be ported to Windows Phone 7? Now, there’s no “easy” button that will auto-magically convert the apps for you. However, in a post on June 9th, 2011, the Windows Phone team explained how Android apps can be converted. Microsoft has provided an easy package for Android developers. The package includes:
- Android to Windows Phone API mapping tool
- Windows Phone 7 Guide for Android Application Developers white paper, 90+ pages organized in 7 chapters
In April, the team released an initial post explaining how iPhone apps can be ported to WP7. This package includes:
- iPhone to Windows Phone API mapping tool
- Windows Phone 7 Guide for iOS and iPhone Application Developers white paper, 90+ pages organized in 7 chapters
More information about converting existing apps to Windows Phone 7 can be found at http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/.
If you plan on converting an Android or iPhone app, be sure to respond to this and let me know how things are going.