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Old 06-29-2011, 02:00 AM
Nelson Ocampo
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Default Evernote Developer Blogs About Windows Phone

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.evernote.com/tech/2011/06/28/look-behind-evernote-wp7/' target='_blank'>http://blog.evernote.com/tech/2011/...d-evernote-wp7/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Just as I was starting to realize that full-time management was not for me, and I began to explore doing another start-up, I got a call from Phil Libin, Evernote&rsquo;s CEO.&nbsp; Would I like to join Evernote to create their WP7 Evernote client?&nbsp; Perfect timing &ndash; of course I would.&nbsp; Last week we released the first version of that client.This is the story of what worked, what didn&rsquo;t work, what makes WP7 a great platform to develop for, and what some of the challenges were.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ll also explore the opportunities being opened by the next release of WP7, codenamed Mango."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1309306808.usr117767.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The blog goes on to cover many aspects of developing an application for Windows Phone 7, and gives some interesting insight.Positive points include:</p><ul><li>The development environment is awesome.&nbsp; </li><li>C# and Silverlight are easy to work with.&nbsp; </li><li>Visual Studio is so good that it spoils developers.&nbsp; </li><li>Expression Blend is a wonderful design tool.</li><li>There is a strong tight knit community of developers.&nbsp; </li></ul><p>Challenges include:</p><ul><li>Lack of a Database</li><li>Platform Bugs</li><li>Hard to implement smooth scrolling</li></ul><p>He then goes on about how he overcame some of the challenges. Lastly, he covers what excites him most about Mango, from a developer's perspective.</p><p>If you'd like a little more detail, give the link a click.</p>
 
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