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rexalbel

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Hey all. New to windows phone 7 from webos. Don't get me wrong now, I was an avid believer webos had what it took to really be great and still do, but not now. It needs more dev support by big parties. Anyway, with webos the home brew community was thriving and easy. Home brewing was fairly safe and not like jail breaking an iOS devices (which made it slower and feel less stable) I am curious what's home brew like on wp7? How does it compare to webos and iOS as far as impact on device, safety, warranty, and manufacturer support? (microsofts support. Palm embraced it) is it easy? And above all can I get a direction how to? Can't seem to find one anywhere. Found some chemron7 or something but it no longer is available.
 

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not right now, the only way to sideload apps and access the registry is to pay for an official developer account.

it's pretty lame in my opinion. i would like to at least have registry access so that i can make custom color themes.
 

rexalbel

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Access to things like ringtones.

I was thinking some side loading, someway to download ringtones, and as far as dev accounts go, I am just learning developing for webos. I am not skilled enough to learn another platform, especially one that costs money.
 

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not right now, the only way to sideload apps and access the registry is to pay for an official developer account.

it's pretty lame in my opinion. i would like to at least have registry access so that i can make custom color themes.

Man do I hate this! Why would MS charge people to develop for their device? Sigh.
 

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Man do I hate this! Why would MS charge people to develop for their device? Sigh.
Well the tools are free to anyone. If you want to deploy your project for your phone then you have to pay. It's not a huge cost and I'm sure they only do it to get the serious developers and to cut on piracy. Plus it's what Apple does.

If you develop a decent app I'm sure Microsoft has no problem of picking up that cost.
 

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Well the tools are free to anyone. If you want to deploy your project for your phone then you have to pay. It's not a huge cost and I'm sure they only do it to get the serious developers and to cut on piracy. Plus it's what Apple does.

If you develop a decent app I'm sure Microsoft has no problem of picking up that cost.

Ahh, thanks for clearing that app. I'd like to develop apps for my own use like I did on the Pre. With any luck, developing with WP7 will be at least remotely similiar to .NET, VB, etc. (fingers crossed)
 

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well if you know a student you get it free for a year and unlock your device.
I just had to use my email on dreamspark and prove im a student by logging into athens and then use the same email to sign upto be a developer :)
 

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