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Windows Phone 7 Application Marketplace Vol 13-21 | October, 2010
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Windows Phone 7 is coming out in time for the holidays, and if you think about it, those days are weeks rather than months away. With the release of the Phone will come the opening of Marketplace , the online store for Windows Phone where people will be able to purchase apps (or in the case of free ones, simply download them). As a brand new market serving a brand new device, it’s your opportunity to make your mark.

Windows Phone 7, is the first phone that lets you harness your programming experience of .NET and apply it to the new world of modern mobile applications. You program it using familiar tools ( Visual Studio or Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone ), familiar frameworks ( .NET , Silverlight and XNA ) and in a familiar programming language ( C# , and you can also try out the Visual Basic CTP ). If you’re at home with .NET, you already have a head start.

If you start developing for Windows Phone 7 now, you’ll have an even bigger head start, because you’ll be entering a brand new market that’s hungry for apps. As a first mover, you’ll not only have be the first to reach customers, you’ll also have a chance to define the app ecosystem and stand out. This is the sort of opportunity that doesn’t come often. You don’t want to miss it!

If don’t have the Windows Phone 7 developer tools, download them now and discover how easy it is to write mobile apps. Then register for Marketplace and watch for news about when it will be open to app submissions. Stay on top of news of Windows Phone 7 through our blog, Canadian Developer Connection , and our LinkedIn groups Ignite Your Coding and the Mobile Development subgroup. And finally: start working on those apps! You just might make your mark in Marketplace.

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