For the first time, and since the release of the new sdk, WP8 now supports so many open source platform frameworks. This shows how much communities are excited to work with Windows Phone.
This means a lot to developers, to be able to use their own acquired skills and expand the market opportunity. In the same time it’s extremely important for Windows Phone Market Place.
Check out the various supported frameworks:
- Apache Cordova (known as PhoneGap) now supports Windows Phone 8
- The next release of Sencha Touch 2 arrives with added support for Windows Phone 8
- A new jQuery Mobile theme for Windows Phone 8 is available
- SQLite can be used to build Windows Phone 8 applications. You can find the bits here.
- Here is a preview version of Cocos2D supporting Windows Phone 8
- Ogre3D on Windows Phone 8
- Trigger.io has been updated to support Windows Phone 8
- SharpDX (an open-source C#/Managed DirectX API for.NET) is now available for Windows Phone 8
- Popular open source MVVM Light Toolkit gets a fresh new version supporting Windows Phone 8. Read the details on Laurent Bugnion’s blog
This added support for Windows Phone 8 in diverse open source and cross platform frameworks was made possible thanks to new features in Windows Phone 8: native C++ programming and Internet Explorer 10 expanded HTML5 support.