The cool news for developers keeps on rolling at //build/ 2012. We’re thrilled to relay the announcements from a broad range of open source communities that their support for Windows Phone 8 goes live on “Day 1” of the SDK availability, along with other partners. There are several open source frameworks to choose from today.
- Apache Cordova (known as PhoneGap) now supports Windows Phone 8
- The next release of Sencha Touch 2 arrives with added support for Windows Phone 8
- A new jQuery Mobile theme for Windows Phone 8 is available
- SQLite can be used to build Windows Phone 8 applications. You can find the bits here.
- Here is a preview version of Cocos2D supporting Windows Phone 8
- Ogre3D on Windows Phone 8
- Trigger.io has been updated to support Windows Phone 8
- SharpDX (an open-source C#/Managed DirectX API for.NET) is now available for Windows Phone 8
- Popular open source MVVM Light Toolkit gets a fresh new version supporting Windows Phone 8. Read the details on Laurent Bugnion’s blog
The Windows Phone team and Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. engaged early in the process with open source communities to enable Windows Phone 8 in these popular open source and cross platform frameworks. We provided technical support and information, gave early access to the tools and MS Open Tech contributed code to the Cocos 2D and Ogre3D projects.
Since I've blogged about a number of these before only seems fitting to blog about their WP8 milestone too...