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Job Posting confirms: Windows Phone Mango apps will run on Apollo

Guys at 1800PocketPC were tipped by an anonymous tipster and a simple Google search led me to a job posting.

 Windows Phone Apollo

Windows Phone Apollo

Job posting for the post of Senior Design Engineer in Testing above clearly states in the job description:

Automated testing of marketplace applications written for Mango, but running on Apollo.

Yes, that’s about it. This one line is very important, especially for developers. We know that with Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is transitioning from Windows CE to Windows NT kernel which confused a lot of exisiting developers. Will their application run on Windows Phone 8? If not, then how will they port it? Currently, there are no resources to guide developers with regards to WP8 application development. All we know is that Silverlight is going out, that’s about it. Well, you may argue that Windows Phone 8 is far away from launch but developers usually think about long term and to be honest it’s better to gear up and get ready before it’s too late.  Here’s hoping Microsoft says a word or two about Windows Phone Apollo this month at Mobile World Congress.

 

 

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