[Mono-list] Android

Mike Christensen mike at kitchenpc.com
Wed Nov 4 14:16:17 EST 2009

Yes, there will be a core Silverlight framework (a Mini .NET if you
will) that will be the same on browser and mobile and then extensions
specific to mobile that will provide access to phone level hardware
like touch, GPS, camera, etc.

One person mentioned that being able to write a program once and have
it run anywhere is loony, which it is; but this strategy would make
possible the ability to write a mobile program and run it on WinMo and
Android with little or no recompilation.  WinMo (6.x anyway) has
something like 200,000 apps so even if half those port over to 7 (yes,
all third party 7 apps will be written in managed code) then I could
see a lot of the WinMo apps either supporting Mono/Android directly or
coming out with Android versions well before iPhone versions.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> wrote:
> daniel wrote:
>> Silverlight does provide a modern looking user interface.
>> However the current sand boxed, browser based silverlight is not useful.
> WinMob 7 won't be based on the Silverlight *browser* plugin,
> which is just a host of the Silverlight framework.
> WinMob will host Silverlight 3.0 mobile apps directly, of course
> *with* GPS and other hardware support.
> If I would care about those devices, I'd go the Moonlight way,
> although I don't believe that a catch-all UI framework would
> ever be as useful as a lovely implemented native UI that
> respects the HIG of a certain device. See MonoTouch.
> Robert
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