Dredge spoke to:
- Addison Lee.
- Kaleidobooth developer IndieSkies.
- Star Chart developer Escapist Games.
- Weather Flow developer Distinction.
Weather Flow and 7Digital on Windows Phone.
There's a good amount of discussion between the companies on topics including, but they are all looking for something similar from Mircrosoft:
Walley [Escapist Games] reflects the wider view, though: "Really all we want is to see more consumers pick up the device and start exploring the app marketplace. That, and more hardware manufacturers creating cheap but powerful Windows Phone devices for consumers to buy." In a nutshell, this is Microsoft's challenge – and that of its key partners like Nokia. The platform and development environment is attractive. It just needs to shift more handsets to boost the business case for developers.