当然，在Windows Phone Marketplace成长为与苹果App Store一样具有生机和活力的应用商店之前，WP7仍然还有很长的一段路要走，如果Flurry的数据确实可靠，那么我们就不难看出，诺基亚的支持倒真是扶了WP7一把。（本文游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Developer interest in Windows Phone 7 up 66% following Nokia deal
While Pocket Gamer has been party to the generally positive reaction to Microsoft’s alliance with Nokia from developers already working on Windows Phone, according to Flurry, interest from studios across the board has surged following its announcement.
The latest numbers from the analytics firm claim there’s been a 66 percent increase in project starts by developers on Windows Phone 7 of late.
While that increase is relative to the somewhat smaller base Windows Phone 7 had amassed in the first place, in a blog post Flurry’s Peter Farago notes that the boost Nokia has given WP7 means it’s now following a path laid down by the likes of Android before it.
“When Flurry launched its support for Android in October 2008, there was doubt in the industry around the viability of Android as a development platform,” he notes.
“Back then, the sentiment was that Android would capture market share as a mobile operating system, but not necessarily as an application development platform or an ecosystem where developers could thrive. 180,000 apps later, Android answered its critics.”
Three horse race
Indeed, it’s the very similarities between support for Android during its early days and the kind Microsoft is currently fostering for Windows Phone 7 that should have Google worried.
Farago adds that, prior to the Nokia deal, “many questioned the viability of Windows Phone 7 as an operating system that developers would support” in the same way they previously had Android.
“From Flurry’s point of view, this week’s spike in Windows Phone 7 developer activity shows that developers not only believe Nokia has given Microsoft Windows Phone7 a shot in the arm, but also that Nokia and Microsoft together can build a viable ecosystem,” he concludes.
As a result of the platform bedding down – and, no doubt, thanks in no small part to its focus on games – Flurry reports Windows Phone 7 is now generating more interest from developers than BlackBerry.
There’s certainly a long way to go before this renewed interest transforms Windows Phone Marketplace into as vibrant an outlet as the App Store, but if Flurry’s figures are anything to go by, the Nokia deal has given Windows Phone 7 the kick-start it was looking for.（source:pocketgamer）