Microsoft announced the release of Windows Phone software development kit (SDK) for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This SDK is an open platform that will help developers in creating special apps for Windows Phone 7 in connecting with Amazon Web Services.
Jean Paoli, general manager of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft said, “We look forward to this toolkit eventually resulting in many more great apps in the rapidly growing Windows Phone Marketplace.”
After Goggle made Android Market an open platform for developers, it has seen immense growth. In December 2011, Google reported that more than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the market with a monthly downloaded figure of 1 billion. This has attracted developers in making more apps for the Google Android Market.
Microsoft toolkit for Amazon Web Services is a way to attract developers into making more apps for Windows Phone in a ‘non-Microsoft Cloud-storage.’
Terry Wise, director of business development for Amazon Web Services said, “We welcome Windows Phone developers to the AWS community and look forward to providing customers with new ways to build and deploy Windows Phone applications.”
If you are interested in developing apps for Windows Phone, then you can download the toolkit and source code for the Amazon Web Services here.