And the Developers Who Launched the Touchscreen App Industry
In October 2010, Microsoft scrapped its Windows Mobile Touchscreen Operating System,
frozen at version 6.5.3., replacing it with an iPhone-competing Windows Phone 7 OS on a completely new codebase. Thus ending a seven-year run of an OS that pioneered the multi-billion dollar touchscreen industry today.
Apple's revolutionary "finger tap-slide" rethink of WinMo's non-innovative "6-pt text stylus UI"
might have produced a shakeup from a more nimble company with the world's leading marketshare. Instead Redmond slept. And lost big. Now they're back. But WinMo had to die.
To pay Special Tribute to a very accessible OS,
the DEVVYS polled XDA-developers.com, nominating 7 years of app-dev innovation into a 10 Award Voting Ballot. Windows Mobile Developers, it's time to vote.