Marios Karagiannis, developer of popular indie game Monster Up (our review), has published an interesting article on his personal blog detailing why development for Windows Phone is preferred by him over iOS and Android. While going into some detail, Marios provides the reader with three reasons why he believes Microsoft's mobile platform is a more appealing choice.
Both iOS and Android have far more marketshare than Windows Phone, which provides developers with a safer submission into the ecosystem through the higher possibility of ROI (return of investment). When developers think of Windows Phone, it's the smaller user base that's scary and prevents ideas blossoming or app / games being ported. Just why does Marios prefer the platform?
Reason 1: Developing for Windows Phone is enjoyable
Reason 2: More free time for personal life activity
Reason 3: Emerging Windows ecosystem
Be sure to head over to Marios's personal website to read up on the full post, and if you haven't already you should check out Monster Up, which can be downloaded from the Marketplace for $1.29 (£0.99).
Source: Marios Karagiannis
Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
I'd love to see a version of this app on Windows 8.
I think I will purchase this title just because of this article. Thank you. I want to support developers such as this and what is a $1.50? Small price to pay to support good developers investing in WP7. :) Keep it up!
Cool piece. Though I'm curious as to why developing for the other two would result in the lack of a life. Not that I don't believe him. Just I'm not a developer. So is there something inherently more difficult in using iOS or Android?
Fun game. I like it better than what I've played of Doodle Jump.
The very first app I purchased for my device was monster up, well with the price!!
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