Where is the Windows Phone Support?

We are constantly being asked by our users where is the support for Windows Phone 7. The purpose of this post to give an explanation on why we don’t support WP yet.

There are two problems with this:

  1. The current WP 7 browser (which is a modified IE9) simply doesn’t give us the possibility to support the core mobiscroll functionality (At least that is what we saw in the emulator). We’re really looking forward to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in general, because packed with IE10 it should be all we need. The latest entries in Microsoft’s OS portfolio running on phones as well as tablets are being rolled out in the next couple of weeks, so we’re really excited about it.
  2. To really optimize mobiscroll for Windows 8 and WP8 we’d need to get our hands on some devices. There is so much you can see when using the SDK emulator, or event using the deskop IE10. Certain things need to be figured out when testing and using real devices.
    Mobiscroll being an Open Source project and developed in our free time we’re reaching out to our users and the community.
    If you have the possibility, or know someone who does and would like to support us in making mobiscroll on WP a reality, donate devices and pass this message on. We’re also looking for partner companies who provide platforms (hardware and/or software) for developers who can help us make mobiscroll better.

Contact us with questions!

To summarize it, we’re really looking forward to WP8 and Windows 8. And we hope with them coming out, and with the help from the community we can make mobiscroll happen on this platform!

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UPDATE: We support Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 since the time of writing the post.

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  • http://twitter.com/serversidemag Server-Side Magazine

    dumb it down for WP7. Like firebug lite…

    • phila

      don’t you mean 7.5 going to 7.8? nobody should still be using 7 (pre-Mango or pre-Tango)

  • Rex

    Well that sucks :( Lumia 800 user here, i use mobiscroll in the website i am building for my employer and even though windows phone isnt a majority it is becoming increasingly popular and will still keep selling when windows phone 8 has been released. I firmly believe even a dumbed down version would be valuable for many users.

  • Rex

    But what do you do for windows phone users then?

  • Tex

    Well if you use ie9 I’d say you have other things to worry about :)…

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  • Ian Maffett

    I did 99.9% of jqMobi 1.2 development on the desktop and then the phone emulator for WP8. The phone performs much better then the emulator on my machine (emulator is on par with my Android 2.2 device). I wouldn’t worry too much about not having access to a phone.