Windows Phone 7 development is so easy that even 12 year-old kids can get involved.
Microsoft’s Channel 9 team posted a video interview of Elliot Forde on Monday, a 12-year old kid that develops Windows Phone apps. Forde is a self taught Windows Phone developer who has two apps to his name. Channel 9 stopped by Forde’s home to see how he codes his applications.
Forde was just 11 and a half when he started developing. He started small with console applications and stepped it up to Windows forms. Forde gradually moved onto XNA coding with his Zune HD and Silverlight in preparation for Windows Phone. Today Forde has two applications in the Windows Phone Marketplace. The first is a Time Tracker application that allows user to store clients, dates, times and descriptions as intelligent notes. The second is Richochet, a game for Windows Phone. Forde has created 30 levels and used his own piano to author sounds for his game. He also uses paint.net to create graphics for the game.
It appears that Forde is the youngest Windows Phone 7 developer out there. Let us know if you’ve heard of an equally smart kid.