PopCap, Photobucket on Windows Phones

Microsoft announced today a new development platform and marketplace for Windows Phone 7 Series applications. Mobile software developers will be able to make use of Windows Phone accelerometers, location-based services, and push notification services, as well as video, camera, and microphone capabilities, to create games and other visually-based applications. A number of companies with Seattle-area ties have signed on to develop apps for Windows Phone 7, including PopCap Games, Photobucket, Oberon Media, and Microsoft Game Studios.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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