The recent presentation of the Windows Phone 7 platform and its marketplace by Microsoft has attracted a lot of attention. The success of the iPhone and its App store has opened new markets to independent developers.
Both .NET and F# are considered very attractive development platforms, and some have shown interest for a set of project templates allowing the use of F# for developing applications for Windows Phone 7.
Taking advantage of the experience I gained building a project template for F# + XNA for Xbox 360, I have created two new templates for F# + XNA for WP7.
They are now available on the Visual Studio Gallery:
F# + C# Game For Windows Phone (XNA)
F# Library for Windows Phone (XNA)
I must also mention the earlier templates by Dan Mohl, which target WP7 through Silverlight:
F# and C# Win Phone App (Silverlight)
F# and C# Win Phone List App (Silverlight)
F# and C# Win Phone Panorama
I am now considering to work on the following templates:
- PC hosted game
- PC XNA+winforms app
- PC lib (with the script I mentioned in Interactive Game Development with XNA and FSI)
- Xbox360 hosted game
Please let me know which template you think would be most valuable.