Launched today, the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform. Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary. For example, let’s say that you’re planning a vacation to France. Since you don’t speak the language, you’ll bring a pocket travel dictionary. Having this tool will surely help you to get some idea about what you are ordering from a restaurant menu but you’ll have no idea what the actual recipe is — nor will you be able to have a conversion in French with the server! But that’s a great learning tool to make the first steps. With this tool, iPhone developers can grab 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. » API Mapping Tool: iPhone/iOS To Windows Phone 7
Are you a MAC or a PC? Are people who use either platform really all that different from one another? We collaborated with Hunch to create this infographic that is chock full of data from a survey of 388,315 of the site’s users about MAC users versus PC users. Hunch was co-founded by Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake and SiteAdvisor founder/angel investor Chris Dixon in June 2009. » Infographic: Profile of A Self-Described Mac User Vs. PC User
The 15th series of “South Park” is set to premiere in the U.S. tomorrow, here’s a preview that features Steve Jobs launching a “new product that will once again revolutionize the way we use our phones and tablet devices” called the HumancentiPad. After the break you can see the teaser of HumancentiPad episode. » South Park Season With Steve Jobs And The HumancentiPad
Apple pulls in close to 50% of total global cellphone profits by selling only 4% of all cellphones, with that kind of profit and over 100 million iPhones sold Apple is a legitimate gorilla. So just how green is the gorilla’s smartphone? » How Green Is The iPhone? [Infographic]
Engadget laid eyes on a video from the prolific leaksters over at Tinhte, who claim they not only have a white iPhone 4 from Apple, but it’s one with a “test version” of iOS that nobody else has yet seen. It’s difficult to ascertain how legitimate this software is — it could just be a neatly done jailbreak mod — but that site has a track record of getting its hands on Apple gear ahead of the pack. With that said, the multitasking menu shown here substitutes the current use of apps’ icons to represent them with a visual of each app’s open window. You can tap on a window to expand it (replete with animation) to fill the screen or long-press on it to bring up the familiar “x” button for shutting it down. This is all accompanied by a new “Search iPhone” dialog at the very top, which sends you into Spotlight search that looks very much the way it currently does (though it seems to no longer be accessible with a left swipe from the first homescreen as on previous versions of iOS). Take a look after the break for the videos. » White iPhone 4 Showing New iOS Features?
Windows Phone 7 running IE9 handily beat the iPhone and Android Nexus S in a HTML5 speed reading test. The test was performed by Joe Belfiore, Director of the Windows Phone program at the MIX11 developer conference in Las Vegas. » Windows Phone 7 vs iPhone 4 vs Android Nexus: HTML5 Speed Reading Test
“Imagine hearing the alarm going off and seeing that it’s 6.30am. Imagine reading a story or find out if your favourite team won. Imagine checking the trend of the markets or the euro-dollar exchange rate. Imagine reading a text message, an e-mail or a facebook or skype message. Imagine answering a phone call, or making one. Imagine checking the weather to see if the day will be a nice one. Imagine receiving a reminder of your next appointment. Imagine seeing directions to a location of a fixed appointment. Imagine listening to your favourite music while running in the park. Imagine wearing Italian design of the highest levels. Imagine that you are dazzled by the brightness of gold. Imagine being kidnapped by the magic of luxury. Imagine looking at a photo set in a jewel. Imagine having the exclusivity of your name engraved. Imagine having all this and more while keeping your phone in your pocket.” Thats the italian i’mWatch! » i’mWatch: An iPhone For Your Wrist!