|Re: Free42 for Windows Phone 7|
Message #8 Posted by Steven Ray on 2 May 2011, 3:57 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Vincent Weber
Thomas, thanks for posting about the WP7 version here!
Vincent, to answer your question on the source version, 1.4.63 happened to be the source I had at my disposal when I decided to start this project. As I progressed, I also had to scale back on some features as the project was taking a long time and I decided to concentrate on the baseline functionality of the original HP-42S (hence the lack of extended functions for time, gps, etc).
I wasn't familiar with the ASIN and INVRT issues, so I'll look into those soon. I'll also take a look at the 30ish time functions to see what's involved, but not sure when I'll get to implementing them. Maybe for release 2.0.
In May, Microsoft is releasing 2500 new APIs for WP7 developers including sockets support. I was thinking of looking into using this in version 2.0 to implement program import and export (either to cloud or desktop) and printout file download. Gotta see what the APIs look like before I know what's involved. Also, I don't think apps built on these APIs will be able to go live until much later this year when the major OS update is released.
Anyway, I started this project because I was moving from the iPhone to WP7 to develop other apps and I just couldn't live without Thomas' program! It made a good test case for my first WP7 app and I hope those of you on the WP7 platform enjoy it. Feel free to send me feedback directly at email@example.com.