An Interview with Dmitry Lyalin from Microsoft

1)Have you developed Apps for any other platforms before? If Yes What are they?

This is my first WP7 app.

2)Why did you choose WP7 as a platform of your choice?

I am a Microsoft Silverlight developer so going for WP7 using Silverlight was a natural choice, I have a ton of faith in this platform

3)Which one do you think as the single most feature you liked in WP7?

The hardware buttons that will be standard on all devices. Having aback button, volume controls, home button, search button, its awesome. Back button makes navigation on my application very easy without the extra UI mess, im just very impressed by how a small thing can have a huge impact.

4)Are you satisfied with WP7 Platform development tools?

Very, I have been beta testing the tools as they were being prepared for todays release and can say it’s a wonderful experience. Now that they are out to the world, people will really love them.

5)What are the Apps you are developing now in WP7?Details on the Apps?

My first application is going to be an app for TWIT.TV, here is a description from the site:

TWiT.tv for WP7 will bring all the rich audio and video content of TWIT netcasts into one application. The main feature will be a media hub designed to discover and explore the various shows and episodes, while allowing you to sample the content by viewing the videos or listening to the audio. This won’t replace subscribing to TWiT show using the Zune but will be a great way to find the latest content, discover shows you might have otherwise ignore and listen/view things you didn’t get a chance to sync onto your phone yet.

· Site: http://bit.ly/9XYfjZ

· Picture gallery: http://bit.ly/by8vpW

7)Future Plans of you?

I plan to build more applications but for now those plans are top secret .

Apart from these questions, Other things you want to share with the community?

Get out there and build some apps.

Thanks Dmitry for sharing with us. We would have been more happy if you have answered other questions as well ! ! Anyway,All the best for your future works.


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