Microsoft Releases Silverlight for Symbian Beta Developer Resources

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Microsoft this week announced the availability of Silverlight for Symbian Developer Tools Beta. With this release, web developers have a wide variety of Microsoft resources available to enable them to begin working with Silverlight on the Symbian platform.

Mobile developers using Nokia S60 5th Edition devices such as the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini can now download and install the Silverlight for Symbian Beta.

In an announcement, Microsoft stated that "Silverlight includes a runtime that is optimized to display content on memory-constrained devices. Silverlight support for Nokia S60 5th Edition devices includes: the ability to view Silverlight applications in the mobile browser. Tools to build Silverlight applications that target devices. These resources will help developers understand the supported platforms, languages and features of the platform for Nokia S60 5th Edition as some best practices for converting desktop applications to run on a device."

Silverlight is billed as the use of the .NET Framework designed to enable developers to create both media experiences and rich interactive applications, designed to be utlized via the Internet.

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