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Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:46 am
by support
roelanb wrote:I was wandering if you are planning to make a RSS client for Windows Phone 7. If so, can yoiu give me an indication on the timing.

We may be producing a mobile client (we did have a prototype running on a Blackberry a while back) but we can't tell you when this might happen. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that it will be running on Windows.

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:37 pm
by support
kblimmer wrote:What will it be running on?

Proably Android and iPhone, maybe Blackberry as well.

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:13 am
by kevotheclone
I guess you know about Phonegap, kind of a cross-compiler for several mobile OSs. Most notably missing is Windows Phone 7, but there are some efforts to change that:


:mrgreen: I'm still using an eco-friendly, "dumb" phone. :mrgreen:

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:29 am
by support
kevotheclone wrote:a cross-compiler for several mobile OSs.

But isn't there also the question of the API? Apps built on these generic frameworks, like Qt or Swing, end up being very lowest-common-denominator and looking pretty bad. Linux nerds might accept that but most smartphone users won't :-)

Phonegap seems to be HTML5 which is nowhere near mature enough, although it looks very promising.

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:17 am
by kevotheclone
Remember HTML5 > HTML4 and from what I've seen HTML4 > Java Swing; I'm less familiar with Qt, bu I'll bet HTML4 > Qt too.

If you have a "smart" phone, you can find apps made with Phonegap here: http://www.phonegap.com/apps

Also the PhoneGap:Build pages shows Windows phone as coming soon, so maybe the Phonegap guys are working on Windows Phone support internally.

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:25 pm
by sinex
So there are no plans for supporting Windows Mobile <7 - I am running WM 6.5?

Thanks

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:44 am
by support
sinex wrote:So there are no plans for supporting Windows Mobile <7 - I am running WM 6.5?

Anything's possible and we'd definitely like to do it, but not at this moment.

Re: RSS client for Windows phone 7

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:41 pm
by jamesleecrow
I currently run WinPhone 7 & Android. You DID mention there is a high probability for Android in your mobile platforms. Can we get a rough estimate for a timescale even if its a stab in the dark? :afro: