At a media event Wednesday evening, Microsoft demonstrated several early apps, among them one from Netflix Inc. that gives subscribers access to the DVD-by-mail company's streaming movie library.
Microsoft will enter the modern smart phone market an underdog, given Apple and Google's head start. It's unclear whether developers will rush to build apps for a phone that has not proven it can capture a significant slice of the market. But Microsoft's longstanding relationship with developers may give it an edge, because the tools for creating phone apps are very similar to the ones programmers have used for years to create Windows desktop applications.
"I think they are driving the point home that this is a true developer's paradise environment," said IDC analyst Al Hilwa in an e-mail. "Certainly from the tools perspective, they probably have the best in the industry."
While third-party programs for smart phones were around before the iPhone, Apple changed the industry with its iTunes app store, the only place iPhone users can go to buy or download free apps. Google built its own Android marketplace, though it allows Android phone users to install apps it hasn't vetted.
With past versions of Windows Mobile, Microsoft allowed phone users to install apps from its marketplace and from other sites. But with Windows Phone 7, the company is moving to Apple's model, and only allowing apps it has tested and approved to reach its devices.
Microsoft said developers can start submitting apps in October. The company wrapped up the Windows Phone 7 operating software and sent it off to handset makers on Sept. 1.
- 10 年前最佳解答
Microsoft is regulating applications that can be used on its new Windows Phone 7 operating system by taking an approach similar to Apple Inc.'s iTunes App store. Developers now must submit apps to Microsoft for approval starting in October.參考資料： 自己
- 10 年前
在一個传播噱头星期三晚上，微軟展示了幾早期的apps，在他們之中一個從允許訂戶對DVD由郵件company'的访问的Netflix Inc.; 放出電影圖書館的s。 微軟將进入現代聰明的電話市場處劣勢方給出蘋果計算機公司和Google' s占先。 It' 不明的s開發商是否將衝建立未證明它的電話的apps可能奪取一個重大切片市場。 但是Microsoft' s長年的關係以開發商也許給它邊緣，因為那個為創造電話apps的工具非常类似程序員多年來使用創造Windows桌面應用。 " 我認為他們駕駛點家這是真實的developer' s天堂環境， " 在電子郵件的說的IDC分析員Al Hilwa。 " 一定從工具方面，他們大概有最好在industry." 當巧妙的電話的第三方節目在iPhone之前时，蘋果計算機公司改變了與它的iTunes app商店的產業，唯一的地方iPhone用戶可以去買或下載自由apps。 Google建立了它自己的機器人市場，雖然它允許機器人電話用戶安裝apps它hasn' 被治療的t。 Windows Mobile的過去版本，微軟允許電話用戶安裝apps從它的市場和從其他站點。 但是與Windows電話7，公司移動向Apple' 它測試並且批准到達它的設備的s塑造，和只允許apps。 微軟說開發商可能開始遞交apps在10月。 公司结束了Windows電話7操作软件並且送了它到在9月1.的手機製造商。
- KLLv 710 年前
Microsoft opened its door to smart phone application developers.