MIX10 was really a fantastic conference for Telerik! We had great talks, many customers stopped by our booth Telerik Silverlight Controls for Windows Phoneand we've got a lot of great feedback for our Silverlight Controls. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your opinion!

So now, that the MIX is over, there is one question left: What Telerik will develop for the Windows Phone 7?

We had this question on the booth over and over again and it is no doubt that the WP7 development is a hot topic now. All we can say at this moment is that Yes, we are looking into this and we actually have some of our controls already partially working with WP7 internally :)

You know that the Silverlight version for WP7 is Silverlight 3 and it has some very good additions over it in order to support the phone hardware - like webcam, mic, accelerometer, etc. If you missed the conference and the sessions - here is a list of videos that will get you started:

Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight, Part 1
Mike Harsh

Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight, Part 2
Peter Torr

The good thing is that our controls will need very few tweaks in order to be *compiled* against the WP7 Silverlight runtime. But, the more interesting part is actually what are the scenarios that our controls will be used in. How different they will be from the desktop version of the SL? This is where we need
your feedback - drop as a line and let us know what are your expectations in this area. Do you need something specific, a feature or a new control that you like to use, or maybe you have a specific scenario that you want to share.

Now the ball is in your hands - write on the forums, send us a ticket, or just leave your comment on WP7 development below!


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Valio Stoychev

Valentin Stoychev (@ValioStoychev) for long has been part of Telerik and worked on almost every UI suite that came out of Telerik. Valio now works as a Product Manager and strives to make every customer a successful customer.

 

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