Today, Microsoft announced a new tool called API Mapping that helps developers migrate their iPhone applications to Windows Phone. In addition to the tool, there’s a 90+ page Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers and a multi-part video series in which developers share their Windows Phone success story.
Here’s more info from the Windows Phone developer blog:
Even if you have a solid expertise on a particular platform/language, I think it is essential to be a “polyglot” developer. In other words, you might have a native or preferred language, but opening your mind to others can be very stimulating and will bring considerable value to your abilities and your resume.
Jumping from one platform or language to another can introduce breaking changes in your habits, but ultimately change is very stimulating and will expand your opportunities.
If you are a .NET developer, learning Windows Phone development is not really “change.” Instead, it is more of a continuum, where you just add new features to what you already know. If you are an iPhone developer, new to Windows Phone (and .NET), yes this is different. But don’t worry. The learning curve is not as steep as you would imagine.
And before you ask, yes we are planning to provide similar guidance and tools for Android.
And don’t forget to visit the Windows Phone 7 Interoperability site too.