Microsoft has just released a brand new toolkit that will aid the phenomenal number of iOS app developers to write more of their apps for the Windows Phone 7 platform, which will also be compatible with Windows Azure.
So why should iOS app developers be excited about the new toolkit? Well the iOS tookit supports Objective-C and Xcode developed apps for both the iPhone and the iPad. So by offering native libraries for platforms other than its own, Microsoft is making it rather easier for developers to bring their apps over to this platform. Developers can also use the cloud, Windows Azue, using these toolkits in order to speed up app creation on major multiple mobile platforms.
It looks like Microsoft is taking the slow and steady approach in order to woo over both developers and consumers from particularly the iOS, which is a dominant market leader, to Windows Phone 7. We’ve already seen Microsoft release Bing Maps SDK which allows Bing Maps to be integrated in iOS devices as well as Photosynth for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which is a photo stitching tool developed by Microsoft and released for iOS while it has not released Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 yet.
According to you, does Windows Phone 7 have the market potential to compete strongly against iOS given the fact that the folks at Redmond are bound to take the slow and steady approach? Let us know in your comments below.