Green Bay man gets chance to test out new phone

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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If you’re into tech gizmos, then you are sure to be jealous of Jeff Weber.

Weber, who works in Skyline Technologies’ Green Bay office, is testing an application he wrote on a phone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Yes, Windows Phone 7, which hasn’t even been released yet to the general public.

Weber landed the gig after he came across a tweet by Microsoft’s Brandon Watson, who leads the Developer Experience team for Windows Phone 7. The tweet promised that select developers would be provided a phone before they were released to the public. All developers had to do was contact him, though interestingly, he provided no contact information. 

Weber decided to let Microsoft find him by blogging about how he would deploy his most recent Silverlight-based game, Krashlander, on the phone. The strategy worked and Weber is now one of a small number of developers selected world-wide to receive an early version of a phone running Windows Phone 7. 

If you’re a gamer, you may have heard Weber’s name before since he developed several games, including Diver, Diver2, TireStorm and We Are Bugs.

It’s interesting to know that someone living right here in the New North is on the cutting edge of phone app technology.