Windows Phone 7

Introducing Aviary for Windows Phone 7

Ever since we announced development plans of the Aviary SDK for Windows Phone, we've been fielding emails from very eager developers. Good news! The wait is over, and we have a few juicy details that we're sure you're equally excited to hear about:

  • Redesigned SDK from the ground-up to take advantage of the Metro design principles of Windows Phone
  • The same, easy integration process: add our editor to your project in as little as 15 minutes, with just a few lines of code
  • Customizable color theme
  • Controllable output size based upon developer preferences -- you decide what makes the most sense for your app or service
  • ... Not to mention that Aviary for Windows Phone has all the standard features as the rest of our mobile SDKs

For developers looking to expand their repertoire beyond the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace, our new SDK is a perfect tool to add to your Windows Phone 7 apps. Our friends at Nokia think so, too:

“With the new Aviary SDK for Windows Phone 7, developers can create ground breaking applications that take advantage of the unique features of Nokia Lumia devices, like the Lumia’s Carl Zeiss lens, as well as to bring their existing imaging apps to Windows Phones consumers around the world.” - Bryan Biniak, VP of Global Partner and App Development

Want to see some of the first integrations? Check out our early bird partners:

"Behind every great photo is a better editor! The Aviary toolset is a great addition to our Postcard on the Run product. We're excited to release our new Windows Phone product with Aviary's software and we know our users will be thrilled with the high resolution output. Aviary will make our postcards more memorable and fun to send!" -Josh Brooks, Founder of Postcard on the Run

Windows Phone devs, we're looking forward to building beautiful products with you. To get started, download the SDK at aviary.com/wp7. Let's take the Windows Marketplace by storm, together.

Why hello, Windows Phone!

Last week some big news broke on Geekwire and The Verge: we're bringing the Aviary SDK to Windows Phone! Our goal at Aviary is to democratize creativity so that it's available for everyone. After creating SDKs for iPhone and Android, the next natural step was to follow with the Windows Phone platform. We're especially smitten with the new Nokia Lumia phones, which are aesthetically gorgeous and have great hardware (...did anyone say Carl Zeiss lenses?).

Given these latest devices and overall developer interest, we feel that the Windows Phone platform will be an increasingly appealing -- and popular -- choice for all you app developers looking to expand beyond the App Store and Android Marketplace, and Aviary for Windows Phone means you'll be able to easily add photo editing to any apps you build for that platform, too!

A full release of the SDK should be ready by Q2 of this year. Can't wait that long? You can get a sneak peek of the Aviary SDK for Windows Phone at Photo Hack Day 2, which is being held at General Assembly. The hackathon offers developers an opportunity to preview our SDK for Windows Phone, as well as the chance to build on the platform for cash and crazy prizes!

Says Bryan Biniak, Nokia's VP of Global Partner and App Development:

"With the new Aviary SDK for Windows Phone 7, developers can create ground  breaking applications that take advantage of the unique features of Nokia Lumia devices, like the Lumia’s Carl Zeiss lens, as well as to port their existing imaging apps to millions of Nokia Windows Phones around the world.  We’re proud to support Aviary as the headline sponsor of the Aviary Photo Hack Day event and look forward to promoting the winning apps created by talented Windows Phone developers attending the Photo Hack Day event in New York City."

Hope to see you February 25!