Windows Phone 7’s Trial API is Pretty Awesome

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Long Zheng keeps digging into the latest Windows Phone 7 build being shown around at TechEd 2010. This time we’re seeing the new trial program API that developers can use in order to offer free trial versions of their programs in the Marketplace. The API is very simple, allowing a developer to offer a free trial that lasts however long they want, or it can have reduced functionality, or advertisements. It’s all up to the developer. Then, right within the app, if you as a user feel like upgrading to the full version, it’s no problem. You can do it right there. There’s no need to download a different version or even go back to the Marketplace.

(via Slashgear and iStartedSomething)

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Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!