These days the media, and investors, care about “apps”. Thanks to Apple, your platform, no matter how innovative, no matter how awesome, no matter how promising it appears to be, will be called out by douche bags around the world for not having over 100,000 applications, or whatever the official number is right now. It’s a fad, I’m sure of it, but it’s going to take a while for the rest of the world to reach that conclusion.
With that in mind, here is a list of companies who have committed to making applications for Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 Series platform, due out by the end of this year: The Associated Press, Archetype International, AWS Convergence Technologies (makers of Weatherbug), Citrix Systems, Clarity Consulting, Cypress Consulting, EA Mobile, Fandango, Foursquare, frog design, Glu Mobile, Graphic.ly, Hudson Entertainment, IdentityMine, IMDB, Larva Labs, Match.com, Matchbox Mobile, Microsoft Game Studios, Namco, Oberon Media, Pageonce, Pandora, Photobucket, PopCap Games, Seesmic, Shazam, Sling Media, SPB Software, Stimulant, TeleCommunications Systems, Touchality, Vertigo Software.
Notice a few of those names? They’re big development houses who make their software available on all the major platforms.
For more screenshots of some of the applications shown off today, check out Engadget. Our boy Will is at MIX all by himself and he’s drowning in a sea of press releases and sweaty bloggers, all pushing and shoving, trying to take a picture of Steve Ballmer’s sexy shiny head.