Windows Mobile Application Development
Nokia's strategic alliance with Microsoft and Microsoft's release of Windows Phone 7 were the major events that dramatically increased the demand of Windows Mobile Application Development. Unlike other smartphone app development, it is not so different than developing desktop based applications. And it gives an extra edge to all those companies and developers who have previously worked or have been working in .NET development environment.
Visual Studio is the famous tool to develop Microsoft based desktop or web applications and now for windows mobile app development too. If you already have experience of developing desktop or web solutions in VS then you can easily start developing windows mobile applications. Even if you are a development company and have enough business to work on, don't waste your time in establishing new Windows mobile app development department. Easier solution is to hire an offshore team to work for your clients.
In recent times, with the boom of Android and iOS devices, people started feeling that no other devices are widely loved such as these. But recent trends on eBay shows that at least in UK demand for Windows phone 7 and windows app development has increased than before. As Microsoft after the alliance with Nokia has spent some really good amount of time in researching and making the Windows phone OS better.
UI touch and enhanced graphics are some of the areas where extensive research work has been done by Microsoft. Better graphics, optimized processing, spent and Microsoft's app store development are some of the features that attract both business owners and windows mobile developers towards it. So even if one says that Windows phone OS is not so mature yet, very soon it will be. Demand for windows mobile apps will increase as Microsoft matures the app store and Nokia launches new aesthetic devices that are not so costly and qualitative.
To start getting windows based mobile apps for your business is a thing that you should decide after reading your clients and customers. If you know that a big chunk of your customers are those who use Nokia or Microsoft based latest devices, then you should get Windows mobile based app developed. Or if you feel that you have so intelligent Windows Phone developer who can build really cool applications, then go for it.
Last but not the least, if you feel that you can't do it but you have ideas who if get developed can revolutionize the Windows mobile market, then get reliable Windows phone development services from a company (better from an offshore, because it will save much of your development costs) that has relevant .NET based experience. Get customized applications developed that will work for your future prospects.
As Nokia has left its Symbian OS behind and have shown some serious intensions towards Microsoft's Window Phone OS, all future devices from Nokia will run on Windows OS. So it is enough for any reasonable businessman or a mobile app developer to focus on such development to ensure a bright future.