Why are indie developers heading for WP7?

An insightful article has been published over at PCWorld that covers possible reasons as to why indie developers are bothering with Windows Phone at all. Even though Microsoft's platform may appear to be small fish when compared against iOS and Android, it's certainly catching the attention of a wider audience and increasing brand awareness dramatically.

The article goes into detail about the Microsoft Evangelists that get in touch with developers and students to lure them to the platform, as well as a few established developers who have built popular and well received apps. This includes Pieter Voloshyn, of Thumba (our review (opens in new tab)), and Calum McLellan, of Feed Me (our review (opens in new tab)). It's worth the read so we wont spoil it too much, head on through the link below.

Source: PCWorld (opens in new tab)

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  • well, i think developing for wp7 is very easy. you have just one platform.i am the designer (and i am lazy) of "baktinet 2". it is very comfortable to make graphics in 480 x 800 just one time for ervery phone. ios is ok as well but android looks horrible :)second reason is: as a designer i have to admid that wp7 is the only designed ui. ios ist just a nerdy desktop and android ist everything else but not a planed design. third reason is: i expect a massive growth of microsofts wp7 the next month. wp7 is good enough for a challange. microsoft has to repair their imgage problem ...it is not a good decision to bring mango at the same time as the ip5 launches. imho.
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