PDC on your Windows Phone 7

Date : October 27, 2010

PDCnowVertigo Software just released their PDC10 Windows Phone 7 app.  That’s going to make it a lot easier to follow along this year.  If you have a WP7 device go download it now.

This year we’ll be broadcasting pretty much every minute of the PDC.  As part of building out the infrastructure and in an effort to extend that even farther out, we worked with Vertigo to ensure that both attendees and remote participants had on-the-go access to both live and on-demand viewing of the PDC event.

So for folks that can’t make it to Redmond the keynote will be available “live” on the device.  Pre-recorded session content will be available once the conference starts.  All other sessions will be available on-demand soon after the session is over (we’re shooting for within 24 hours).

Technical Details

SessionDetaiAs I mentioned, Vertigo Software built this app.  They did it in about 3 weeks with a pretty small team.  Here are a few technical details for the Windows Phone geeks curious about how this was built:

  • The entire user experience was designed and developed using Blend 4 for Windows Phone (well, of course, what else would they use   )
  • The application was architected using the MVVM design pattern and they used MVVM Light for Windows Phone as their MVVM framework
  • The video experience was powered by the Silverlight Media Framework for Windows Phone and the Smooth Streaming Media Element
  • Content is delivered using Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming media format, specially formatted for Windows Phone.
  • The content will contain multiple camera angles (speaker and presentation) and the PDC10 player allows the user to switch between these two views.

Get the app now

The app is now live in the marketplace and available to download