Today at the Wellington .NET User Group, Kevin presented a talk on "Windows Mobile 6.5 Widgets".
Kevin has kindly provided his slides and samples for download:
I found this interesting. I haven't developed any applications for Windows Mobile, though I have played around a bit with the emulator and deploying code from within Visual Studio.
Windows Mobile 6.5 treats widgets as first-class application citizens within the OS - they have icons on the revamped start screen, and appear in the uninstall screen. As far as the user knows, they are the same as a native application.
Where the process is currently let down is in deployment and debugging. Currently a widget can only be deployed through the Windows Mobile marketplace, after the developer has signed up and the application has been reviewed (I think!). Debugging from Visual Studio seems non-existent, meaning that development is through trial and error.
All up, an interesting session.
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