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Gallery: Test apps for Windows Phone 7

At the first day of its Mix 10 conference, Microsoft made available for download test versions of a number of the tools that developers can use to build applications for Windows Phone 7 devices.
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At the first day of its Mix 10 conference, Microsoft made available for download test versions of a number of the tools that developers can use to build applications for Windows Phone 7 devices. For more details, read Mary Jo Foley's blog.

A finished example shows the AP Mobile on Windows Phone 7 Series where AP and Microsoft collaborated on a rich news reading experience. The site lets readers choose the news, social networks and photos that interest them.

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The Windows Phone 7 Series Colorizer application lets users create effects like the pink shoes in this photo. The new image can be easily uploaded to photo-sharing sites such as Windows Live and Facebook.

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With the help of Silverlight's Deep Zoom, Graphic.ly offers a comic book reading experience on Windows Phone 7 Series that incorporates social interaction.

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Windows Phone 7 Series location and mapping capabilities are shown off using the Foursquare Labs social network game service.

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Goo Splat was developed for Zune HD with XNA Game Studio and ported it to Windows Phone 7 Series in under an hour.

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The Harvest is a proof-of-concept full 3-D game that shows Xbox LIVE Achievements, destructible terrain and a 3-D interactive environment. It was developed by Luma Arcade using XNA Game Studio 4.0 in about three weeks of development time.

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Hush Hush uses Silverlight on Windows Phone 7 Series to enable mixed-media diaries of text, audio, photos and video. Entries appear in a timeline view that pulls in Wikipedia "this day in history" facts and images.

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Soccer fans will get a kick out of Major League Soccer's application for Windows Phone 7 Series. Fans can get real time alerts, stats, and video highlights via Silverlight and Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming.

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Archetype International shows off the Accelerometer and audio processing power of Windows Phone 7 Series in a game called Marionette. Here Microsoft executive Scott Guthrie appears as a talking puppet.

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Microsoft partner Seesmic shows the cross-platform capabilities of Silverlight by demonstrating the Seesmic social networking platform on Windows Phone 7 Series, Mac and Nokia.

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Shazam integrates with the Zune Marketplace and offers the song for the user to buy or download. Zune Pass subscribers may download songs for no additional charge.

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Battle Punks is a proof of concept based on a game in private beta on Facebook. It demos a social experience that will be possible on Windows Phone 7 Series. It has 3-D customizable characters and social turn-based gameplay, and was developed by Gravity Bear and Mythos Labs.

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