Microsoft recently released the DirectPlay® API for Pocket PC 2002. DirectPlay allows developers of games and multiuser online applications to code games and other applications to connect and interoperate over wired and wireless networks.
The DirectPlay API allows games to take advantage of new communications options as they become available — with no change to the game code. Developers no longer need to focus on writing complex communications code so they have more time in their development schedules to focus on other vital product attributes, such as game environments.
DirectPlay supports both regular wired network connections and 802.11b wireless connections.
DirectPlay for Pocket PC 2002 can be downloaded free from the Microsoft® Web site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx