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Microsoft Teams Up With ChevronWP7 For Home Brew Development

The infamous Chevron team of hackers who's currently under Sony's Crosshairs have teamed up with Microsoft to create home-brewed apps for Windows Phone 7. The team will focus on a “long-term solutions ..of broadening access to the platform”. With Microsoft's blessing, expect to see some fantastic stuff coming towards WP7's way

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GSpartan7772583d ago (Edited 2583d ago )

<_< Am I the only one not buying into Microsoft's marketing plan for the Windows 7 Phone? It's obvious that they wanted Homebrew to run on the phone from the start. These hackers sadly are just being used as marketing tools.

NYC_Gamer2583d ago (Edited 2583d ago )

i doubt they care long as MS signs the check

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that was before MS asked to work with him

GSpartan7772583d ago (Edited 2583d ago )

XD well this guy just got a lousy shirt j/k

evrfighter2583d ago (Edited 2583d ago )

If apple embraces a closed off, heavily restricted system. To the point where they've developed a new screw to keep people from taking out their battery.

It's only natural that M$ would do the opposite. An open platform is always better no matter what their reasoning may be.

How do you enter a market that's overcrowded and overflowing with smartphones. It sure as heck isn't by releasing a generic smartphone or a closed off restricted one.

There's always one constant when it comes to phones, games, and hardware.

Modding is good. Is M$ evil for supporting it out the gate? you decide.

Passthemic2583d ago

@Geno I disagree and agree, Microsoft doesn't want Windows Phone 7 to be labeled a closed wall-garden, so that's why they've teamed up with these guys to give the appearance of "openness". As for Chavron, these guys have been hacking things for a while now, it's about time they get rewarded for it.

gamerz2583d ago

I bet you're right but whatever their reasons it's a win-win for everyone.

Elven62583d ago

It sounds like they might be working towards unifying homebrew development by getting feedback from homebrew devs on Windows Phone 7? Kind of like an Windows Marketplace or App Store but without the restrictions (cost mainly) for "bedroom devs".

visualb2583d ago

if homebrew is legalized on the platform, then fine, I even commend it

if its not legal on the platform, dont do it =|

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Kalowest2583d ago

I wonder how long this partnership will last.

NoobSessions2583d ago

I think the theories that MS was only doing this to spite Sony isn't exactly true, Im sure theyve somewhat planned this from the start at the launch of WP7
To release a platform and then allow hackers to hack it, and then join up with them to better their platform.

gamingdroid2583d ago

Planned or not, this is something we should encourage instead of having MS sue everyone.

dragonelite2583d ago

This was announced way before the ps 3 got hacked.

30sec2583d ago

If anyone thinks MS is going to actually allow homebrew, is...well, an idiot.

gamingdroid2583d ago (Edited 2583d ago )

Really? Because MS is the only one with a distribution system for indie game developers with free tools, free access for students and a cheap publishing fee of $100 per year.

Try doing that with Sony or Nintendo!

30sec2583d ago

XNA is a joke. Just look at the indie games. Give us real tools.

IHateYouFanboys2583d ago

"XNA is a joke. Just look at the indie games. Give us real tools."

real tools? to make XNA games you use the same tools that actual developers use to make full 360 games lol. they dont get more 'real' than that, unless you want to write your game in binary or assembly lol.

30sec2583d ago

Hahahahahahaha, you think those are the real tools?!, hahahahahahaha, far from it. Rhymes with Zisual Pudio, isn't free, is quite robust and not watered down for a $100 a yr fee. Damn...MS is the king of fees.

gamingdroid2583d ago (Edited 2583d ago )

How about you show us some free tools that are better than what MS offers for any of the three consoles?

By the way, XNA uses Visual Studio which is already pretty damn good! Don't know what you are talking about.

If you have read what developers are telling you, everybody seems to love working with XNA. My own experience matches that.

IHateYouFanboys2583d ago

"Hahahahahahaha, you think those are the real tools?!, hahahahahahaha, far from it. Rhymes with Zisual Pudio, isn't free, is quite robust and not watered down for a $100 a yr fee. Damn...MS is the king of fees."

im a developer, i use visual studio for work, and when i create a new project i can create an XNA game. in visual studio. did you not know that XNA development is integrated into Visual Studio? apparently not lol.

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