Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More information on integrating Windows Live, Hotmail and SkyDrive with your App's

Inside Windows Live - Developers – Learn how to bring data from Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive to your mobile apps

"With the recent release of our developer platform we’ve made it easy for developers on modern mobile platforms such as Windows Phone, Android, and iOS to easily integrate the ability for users to access their information such as contacts and photos from Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive in their favorite mobile apps and devices.

We’ve streamlined the process for doing this in the following ways:

  • Lightweight application setup process which requires no server-side code.
  • Mobile optimized sign-in and user consent experiences
  • Providing code samples which illustrate the key steps in building a mobile application that access a user’s cloud data



Dare has added background and more details related to his code sample I mentioned yesterday (Code sample to access SkyDrive Photos API from WP7 (or any REST/OAuth/JSON enabled device/OS)). This post does a nice job of fleshing out that sample and lets us know more is coming... I also appreciate that while they demo the code on Windows Phone 7, as they should, they've not locked the door on other platforms. Sure it would be short sighted in the extreme to ignore Android/iOS, but companies can be kind of, well, short sighted in the extreme, sometimes...


Related Past Post XRef:
Code sample to access SkyDrive Photos API from WP7 (or any REST/OAuth/JSON enabled device/OS)

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