Software giant Microsoft has nudged developers to be quick in submitting apps for Windows Phone Mango in the Marketplace.
In a blog post (opens in new tab), Matt Bencke, General Manager, Windows Phone Apps, told developers that this was right time to release Mango apps as carriers were announcing their line-up of Windows Phone Mango devices.
AT&T has already announced its line-up of Mango devices and existing Windows Phone customers will be updated to Mango this autumn.
“At a minimum it’s worth updating your existing app now so that when customers experience Mango they benefit from “fast app switching” multitasking, which requires little more than a recompile of the app. If you want to stand out from the crowd, get your apps updated to take advantage of other Mango features like Live Tiles and App Connect,” he advised.
“Part of our plan for Windows Phone and this community has been to ensure that we build a great platform and sell it to a lot of customers. With the recent addition of Nokia as a key ecosystem partner, you will see even more handsets in even more markets,” he added.
In a related note, Microsoft has also announced that the preview version of its recently unveiled Windows 8 operating system, which will be launched, next year, has been downloaded more than 500,000 times by developers.