It’s been almost 3 months since the Windows Phone 7 worldwide launch and since then the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has been growing at an exponential rate with more than 20,000 developers working on the Marketplace with around 6,000 apps available as of date.
Microsoft has also launched an interoperability site for all the new developers coming to the new platform. This site guides the developers coming from work experience over other platforms like iOS and Android OS to bring their applications to the Windows Phone 7 platform in order to design a complete WP7 app.
The site currently targets the iPhone developers who are eager to bring their applications to Windows Phone 7 platform. The site also features developer resources such as Videos and Tutorials for the developers like Training videos and Code samples of WP7 etc.
Currently there are 2 chapters available for the Developers, which includes:
Chapter 1: Windows Phone 7 Platform introduced to iPhone application developers.
Chapter 2: User Interface Guidelines.
More chapters will be coming soon which will address the following:
Chapter 3: Developer and designer tools introduced to iPhone application developers
Chapter 4: C# programming introduced to Objective-C programmers
Chapter 5: Application Lifecycle differences between Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone
Chapter 6: Windows Phone 7 Notification Service introduced to iPhone application developers
Next Chapters [To be defined] could cover:
Networking, Web services, Data binding, Database and data management.
With these kinds of efforts we can expect some more quality developers coming to the Windows Phone 7 platform for sure!
You may also want to check out Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center.