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Microsoft releases iPhone-to-Windows Phone 7 App porting tool

In an effort to grow Marketplace one of Microsoft’s main strategies have been to make it easy for developers to bring their popular iPhone applications to Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft has now launched an iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool to helps developers more easily translate their applications to the Windows phone 7 API.

With this tool, iPhone developers can take their apps, pick out the iOS API calls, and quickly look up the equivalent classes, methods and notification events in WP7. A developer can search a given iOS API call and find the equivalent WP7 along with C# sample codes and API documentations for both platforms.

The code samples allow developers to quickly migrate short blobs of iOS code to the equivalent C# code. All WP7 API documentations are pulled in from the Silverlight, C# and XNA sources on MSDN.

The tool works best with Network / Internet, User Interface and Data Management apps and Microsoft hopes to expand the scope In the future versions .

Microsoft is also providing a 90+ pages “Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers” white paper to get developers up and running.

The tool is available here and more information can be found at windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com.