A Twitter invite from Microsoft is reportedly prompting more than 500 app developers for HP’s fated webOS platform to move on their talents to Windows Phone.
The offer, which will apparently give a new home to the webOS app developers, was extended by Windows Phone director Brandon Watson; after HP recently announced its decision to discontinue the manufacturing of its Pre handsets and TouchPad tablet computers.
According to the information shared by Watson, the response to the invite has been overwhelming --- within three days, published webOS developers have literally gone overboard in showing their interest in developing apps for Microsoft's improving platform.
Noting that he has had “500 emails in just the last 22 hours’” and had to “rethink the algorithm for responding to all,” Watson said in a follow-up tweet to the app developers: “It took a few days (on the weekend) to pull all the mails together into one place to allow me to respond in a smart way and not retype every mail by hand.”
Expressing his gratitude towards the app developers for reaching out to the Windows Phone team, Watson said that their response to the invite was an indication of their interest in bringing their talents over to Microsoft.
Stating that the response of the app developers marks the “first step” on the way to building a relationship with the Windows Pone team, Watson said that Microsoft was all too excited to see what the imagination of these developers would do for the Windows Phone platform!
Good News USA
- Vodafone NZ’s new ‘Red Home’ packages will offer UFB and 150 TV channels
- Vodafone NZ’s full-year profit plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million
- Vodafone adding 34 European countries to ‘AU$5 per day’ international roaming option
- Telstra launches its new ‘Every Day Connect Data Share Packages’
- Voyager signs “multimillion-dollar deal” with submarine cable group Hawaiki