As the Windows Phone continues to gain traction in the mobile phone market, the Windows marketplace appears to making the process for adding apps easy for developers. The marketplace passed the 100,000 app mark last month, and one indie developer’s statements help explain why the phone may see increased success.
Brian Calder of Tiny’s Fury Studios, which recently released Monster Katz on the Windows market, was pleasantly surprised by the process. Calder, who has experience working with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, said Tiny’s Fury was planning on launching its premiere title on the Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) marketplace, and wanted to have the game on multiple platforms. Since, Calder did not have a lot of time to code multiple versions of the game, he decided to try just one first, and “we realized we could port our code to Windows a lot easier than we could port it to Android or iPhone.”