Microsoft releases iPhone to Windows Phone 7 API Mapping Tool & Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers

Microsoft has made available a new iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API Mapping Tool and a complete Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers.

The tool is designed to help developers port over iPhone and iOS apps to the Window Phone 7 platform.

With this API mapping tool, 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. 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.

The code samples allow developers to quickly migrate short blobs of iOS code to the equivalent C# code. All WP7 API documentations are pulled in from the Silverlight, C# and XNA sources on MSDN.

Of course, this is a work in progress, coverage will expand and more iOS APIs will be mapped soon. So, please consider using the mapping tool in your porting efforts, and provide feedback on the dedicated forum, where you can also suggest new mapping APIs to include.

The Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers will cover what you need to know to add Windows Phone 7 development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned building iPhone applications.

The topics covered are:
– Introduction to the Windows Phone 7 Platform
– User Interface Guidelines
– Developer and designer tools introduced to iPhone application developers
– C# programming introduced to Objective-C programmers
– Image Format Considerations in migration of iPhone applications to Windows Phone 7
– Application Lifecycle Differences Between Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone
– iPhone to Windows Phone 7 Application Preference Migration
– Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Notifications for iPhone Developers

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