Microsoft woos iPhone developers with new Windows Phone API mapping tool

By Tom Warren, on 29th Apr 11 5:52 pm with 7 Comments

Microsoft launched a new Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool on Friday.

The new tool aims to attract more iPhone developers to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. The API mapping tool allows iOS developers to quickly discover the equivalent API for any Windows Phone applications they are building. “iPhone developers can grab their apps, pick out the iOS API calls, and quickly look up the equivalent classes, methods and notification events in WP7,” says Microsoft’s senior technical evangelist Jean-Christophe Cimetiere. “A developer can search a given iOS API call and find the equivalent WP7 along with C# sample codes and API documentations for both platforms.”

Cimetiere admits that the tool is still a “work in progress” but promises that more iOS APIs will be mapped soon. Microsoft has focused on Network/Internet, User Interface and Data Management API mappings for the initial release of the tool. The company warns not to expect a mapping for all of the APIs due to the different nature, architectures and user interfaces of both

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000469471144 Bas Koene

    In their faces! Muwhahaha!

  • http://twitter.com/rd3d Ian Walker

    Next best thing to Silverlight on iPhone/iPad?

  • http://www.robert0.uni.cc Anonymous

    This will be indeed very welcomed by iOS developers, let’s see it this help Microsoft to get more quality apps.

  • http://twitter.com/Wheezle211 Wheezle

    I can see it now.
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    Can I get fries with this catch-up?

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    Can I get fries with this catch-up?

  • Dotreway

    i hope microsoft WP7 become wide use in my place,,, and i hope the ios apps be able to quick convert and work on wp7,…

    its not a big dream for microsoft