The Love for Windows Phone Is Real as More Devs Open Source Their Apps
Windows Phone may be dead in terms of market share and official support, but it still has a loyal fan base that refuses to give up on the platform. Some of these fans are also developers who have created apps for the Windows Phone Store and are now open sourcing them to preserve their legacy and help other developers learn from their code.
One of these developers is Colin Kiama, who recently announced on Twitter that he has open sourced four of his Windows Phone apps: Reddunt, a Reddit client, FourPics, a 4chan browser, TubeGet, a YouTube downloader, and Grammophone, an Instagram client. He said that he decided to open source his apps because he wanted to \"give back to the community\" and \"show people how I made my apps\".
Kiama is not the only developer who has open sourced his Windows Phone apps. Another example is Rob Irving, who open sourced his app Car Dashboard, which turns a Windows Phone into a car dashboard with navigation, music, and speedometer features. He said that he open sourced his app because he \"loved working on it\" and he hoped that \"someone else can learn from it or improve it\".
These developers are showing their love for Windows Phone by sharing their work with the world and keeping the spirit of the platform alive. They are also inspiring other developers to do the same and contribute to the open source community. As Kiama said, \"there's no point in keeping the code to myself\".Another way to show love for Windows Phone is to use open source software that runs on the platform. There are many open source projects that offer useful and innovative apps for Windows Phone users, such as windows-10-mobile on GitHub[^1^], which features apps for Reddit, 4chan, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and more. There are also open source projects that provide tools for developing and customizing Windows Phone apps, such as Open Source Mobile Software for Windows on SourceForge[^2^], which includes frameworks, libraries, and emulators. One of the most popular open source projects for Windows Phone is Open Phone Abstraction Library (OPAL) [^3^], which is a C++ multi-platform, multi-protocol library for Fax, Video & Voice over IP and other networks.
These open source projects demonstrate that there is still a lot of potential and creativity in the Windows Phone community. They also encourage collaboration and learning among developers and users who share a common passion for the platform. By open sourcing their apps and software, these developers are not only preserving their work, but also contributing to the future of Windows Phone. aa16f39245