With Mobile World Congress in Barcelona only two days away, I feel like making my “predictions” for Windows Phone 7. If nothing else, then so that people will have something to throw in my face (yeah right – it’s so i can gloat of course).
First let me take you back: One of the first things I noticed about the Windows Mobile 5 / Compact Framework combo was how weak the graphics system was. As usual I created a layout in Photoshop, assuming that stuff like basic transparency and gradients would of course be available. Years later I have spend countless hours trying to wrangle Compact Framework Forms applications into something good looking / user friendly. At some point you just realize it’s too much effort and half resign.
Why this talk of Compact Framework?