Windows Phone 7 gets some Amazon love... (err... um... as in a Open Source AWS SDK, built by Microsoft)
"I am pleased to announce the beta release of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone. Built by Microsoft as an open source project, this SDK provides developers with a speed dial that lets them quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services)
To create cloud-connected mobile applications, developers want to have choice and be able to reuse their assets and skills. For developers familiar with AWS, whether they’ve been developing for Android, iOS or any other technology, this SDK will allow them to comfortably port their applications to the Windows Phone Platform.
Jean Paoli, General Manager of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft, adds that Windows Phone was engineered from the get-go to be a Cloud-friendly phone.
“The release of the AWS SDK for Windows Phone Beta proves that Microsoft’s goal of building a Cloud-friendly phone is true across vendor boundaries. It literally takes minutes to create a Cloud-ready application in C# with this SDK. We look forward to this SDK eventually resulting in many more great apps in the rapidly growing Windows Phone marketplace,” he said.
Developers can download the SDK , along with the complete source code under the Apache license. A Getting Started guide can be found on the Windows Phone Interoperability Bridges site along with other resources.
"Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta release of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone. Built by Microsoft as an open source project, this SDK provides developers quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services)
Getting started with the AWS SDK for Windows Phone:
Samples walkthrough videos
Video walkthrough of the samples provided in the SDK:
Table of Contents
If you have been developing mobile applications accessing Amazon Web Services and are interested in having a Windows Phone version of your application, or if you want to add AWS connectivity and integration to your existing Windows Phone application, then this guide is for you.
- Install AWS SDK for Windows Phone
- Description of installed files
- Create a new Windows Phone project
- Add AWS References to the project
- Edit App.Config
- Using the AWS Namespace
- Start Writing Code
The guide covers what you need to know to download and install the AWS SDK for Windows Phone, and configure your Windows Phone application project to use the SDK.
You can also download this guide in PDF format from here.
Additionally, videos have been recorded that will drive you through the steps described in the guide and through the samples provided in the SDK.
If you're building Amazon S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services related/based/connected apps for WP7, this looks like a good SDK to look at...
(via Mary-Jo Foley, Microsoft delivers developer kit for linking Amazon web services to Windows Phone)