WebOS Twitter App, Carbon Coming to Windows Phone

With WebOS now an open-source platform with little backing from HP, it seems as though developers for the once great platform are jumping ship for Windows Phone and Android. Carbon was a great Twitter app for the Palm Pre and developer dots & lines is now in the process of migrating the app to Windows Phone. The company initially held off because of the Android SDKs available, but now with the Ice Cream Sandwich update the developers find it feasible to port to both platforms.

“It was a little daunting when we first looked at Android SDKs and the lack of fluid UI design in the past, all changes with ICS. We can now benefit from animations and transitions along with lots of UI elements that can make designing a good experience possible on Android.”

Saleh Esmaeili, Carbon’s UX director didn’t give any specific reasoning as to why the Windows Phone version had to wait on Android SDKs, but it’s likely the company didn’t want to split development times between the two platforms. The Windows Phone version of Carbon will arrive first, so be on the look out for it in the Marketplace, “soon”.

[via MobileSyrup]


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