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  1. Add a native C++/OpenGL SDK to Window Phone7

    C++/OpenGL is the defacto standard to build mobile games today.

    It can be used on iOS, Android, Bada, webOS, and will sooner or later be available on new RIM devices.

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      Please check this similar Suggestion:
      http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform/suggestions/1755203-native-sdk

      This idea is related to a phone/dev feature and should be submitted on the #WPDev Feedback site:
      http://wpdev.uservoice.com/

      [This forum focuses on suggestion for the API Mapping tool and Porting guidance to Windows Phone, http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/.]

      Thanks for your feedback

    • Allow Adobe Air Apps

      It would be great if Windows Phone supported Adobe Air Apps similar to how the Android/Blackberry Playbook platforms support.

      The Blackberry/QNX folks also went one step further and built an Air SDK to allow Adobe Air app developers to plug into native platform methods/properties. If Microsoft also did this, then Air developers could create apps that behaved/looked like other WinPhone apps.

      228 votes
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      • Flash should run in the browser

        It would be nice if Flash content can be viewed within Windows Phone's Browser.

        116 votes
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        • Do the other way too

          Create converters to convert WP7 apps into iOS and droid.

          So you code in C# and VS will give binaries for all 3 platforms. (MS will get revenue for the dev tools which are already better than any other IDE)

          This way, developers don't have to go through the mess of iOS cocaine (Cocoa ? or what ever) or Eclipe's brain dead tool set.

          51 votes
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            Converting automatically code from one platform to another is a very tricky task, with often a result that’s for being great. This is not a priority for us now. Our current approach it to provide tools and guidance in order to learn faster WP7 for those who know already iPhone (Android soon). However, it could be possible to offer a reverse search for the mapping. We will look into that.

          • Allow creating WP7 apps using alternative frameworks like CoronaSDK

            CoronaSDK is now a leading standard for Mobile Development and it works with one codebase providing multi-platform builds, currently only iOS and Android, if Microsoft were to partner/work with Ansca Mobile, they could help a lot of developers to create apps for iOS, Android and WP7 devices, that way not only will there be an increased number of apps, but a huge uptake of the WP7 device by developers and users alike.

            38 votes
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            • In-App Purchases

              iphone users can purchase subscriptions/extra content/Digital books/poker chips/Additional game level from within an application. With WP7 and marketplace there is no such opportunity.

              36 votes
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                We are exploring options.

                Please check this similar Suggestion:
                http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform/suggestions/1719069-provide-ability-to-collect-in-app-payments-for-dev

                This idea is related to a phone/dev feature and should be submitted on the #WPDev Feedback site:
                http://wpdev.uservoice.com/

                [This forum focuses on suggestion for the API Mapping tool and Porting guidance to Windows Phone, http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/.]

                Thanks for your feedback

              • Add missing Bluetooth APIs

                The Mango release does not support Bluetooth's SPP profile, like the iPhone and Android devices do. Looking at the correct API mapping, the namespaces are completely missing.

                The Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) is how we use external devices to communicate with the phone. Some examples:

                * High resolution GPS receivers
                * Remote controls, such as robotics and servos
                * Heartrate monitors and other measurements such as VO2 Max

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                • (sorry for my english) Flash Player in IE9 * More Mobile Game *5€ for a game is too high.. low the price. *More customization for rington

                  (sorry for my english)

                  Flash Player in IE9
                  * More Mobile Game
                  *5€ for a game is too high.. low the price.
                  *More customization for ringtones (like silent, only vibration etc.. .)
                  * alarm clock can boot the phone
                  * The Phone can be used for Mass-Storage Sistem.
                  * More app for evrything, just support the community
                  * Improve IE9 speed Like Safari
                  * Complete support for HTML5
                  * SDK for the community for free .
                  * Can choise more than 2 color for background (back or white only?)
                  * Can create Custom "cartel/folder" whit every i want put in. …

                  13 votes
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                  • Talk to Unity (www.unity3d.com)

                    A lot of successful game developers are using unity, a cross-platform game development environment that allows simultaneous targeting of iOS, Android, Web browsers, PC executables and Mac executables. I have used it for my game, and porting was a breeze. The irony is that they use C# as their scripting language, but they do not support WP7. Given the current size of the WP7 market, unless it is targeted by Unity, it really isn't worth the effort at this time.

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                    • Allow users to contribute translations

                      Either allow users to edit a mapping entry (like a wiki), or create placeholder pages for every class and method and allow people to comment on how something should be mapped, or point out issues with what is already posted.

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                      • Ability to subscripe the PhoneCallIncome Event

                        Ability to subscripe the PhoneCallIncome Event from a background-service. As EventArgs it would be nice if we can access the Number from the caller.

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                          Thanks for the suggestion.
                          We’re looking at the equivalent to PhoneCallIncome even on WP7.
                          The immediate answer is to use the PhoneApplicationFrame.Obscured event (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.phone.controls.phoneapplicationframe.obscured(v=VS.92).aspx).

                          However, this may happen when anything obscures the app (call, message, calender reminder, etc) and will only happen if your app is the foreground app at that time.

                          We’ll look into this for a more complete answer and update the mapping. Thanks.

                        • 10 votes
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                          • 10 votes
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                            • Enhance the ability to map Windows 7 -> Android/iOS

                              If this is to promote interoperability, why not make it work both ways? At the moment it looks like a cynical attempt to ride on Android's/iOS's coattails...

                              I understand that not many people use or develop apps for windows phones. You want more people to treat your platform seriously. But after visiting the site, it really looks like a sad attempt to beg for table scraps as opposed to a strong drive to establish WP7 as a contender for the no.1 market position. Build a genuine comparison site. Point out the gotchas. Keep it updated and honest. Then we'll talk.

                              10 votes
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                              • 10 votes
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                                • skype

                                  A video call in app

                                  10 votes
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                                  • 9 votes
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                                    • 8 votes
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                                      • mobileeye for wp7.5

                                        this app would be very usefull for a lot of people...

                                        7 votes
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                                        • i just want the app store from andoird (for castle clash mainly)

                                          i just want windows to work with andoid so thad android apps can run on windows phone at least the legit apps like castle clash or wifi hotspot

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