TechEd Australia 2010: Windows Phone 7 Apps 'TelstraOne, Domain' and More for Australia showcased

At TechEd Australia 2010 keynote, Microsoft Australia's Dave Glover highlighted a few interesting Windows Phone 7 apps locally-developed specifically for Australian market.TelstraOne, an integrated information hub from local telecommunications carrier, surfacing general and sports news, Australian weather information and quick access to popular Telstra services and content hubs.indie XNA game developed by Adrian of Micron […]

At TechEd Australia 2010 keynote, Microsoft Australia's Dave Glover highlighted a few interesting Windows Phone 7 apps locally-developed specifically for Australian market.

  • TelstraOne, an integrated information hub from local telecommunications carrier, surfacing general and sports news, Australian weather information and quick access to popular Telstra services and content hubs.
  • indie XNA game developed by Adrian of Micron Game Studios who ported his XBOX360 game "Next Wars: The Quest for Earth", a Geometry Wars-styled tower defense game, to WinP7. The game actually started out as a Year 12 high school project which has since won a competition and have over 40,000 downloads on XBOX Live.
  • Deck of Secrets app allowed users to browse their catalog of venues both alphabetically and those close to you. A nice touch of the app was the ability to make a reservation directly within the app with help of a third party service.
  • Domain, the real estate website, was also committed to WP7 app to help potential home buyers explore house listings. The app not only inherited native look & feel but also took advantage of controls like "scroll wheel" control to allow easy selection of search criteria.

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