[Mono-dev] Portable phone apps

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Tue Feb 23 18:33:46 EST 2010


> > It will instead be "write the core once, write the UI once for each
> > target platform," as (currently) the UI layers are platform specific
> > (Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 Series, MonoTouch for iPhone, and
> > MonoDroid for Android [0]).
> >   
> Is it not the case that Mono could provide a silverlight and XNA 
> implementation
> on those platforms though?
> Isn't that (well, the XNA bit) what this (http://xnatouch.codeplex.com/) 
> is all about?

XNA will be useful for a class of applications, but not every
application would benefit from it.

Many applications will need more business-y features like data-entry and
that is not really XNA's strength.

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