Microsoft adds Angry Birds to Windows Phone 7 site, Angry Birds developer say WTF

Oct 10, 2010 - 15 Comments

angrybirds windows phone 7

Microsoft is busy making new friends with popular mobile developers, except some of the friendships seem to be entirely one-sided.

RovioMobile, the developers of the incredibly popular Angry Birds game, noticed that Microsoft put their famous apps icon on the Windows Phone 7 site – without permission and without any agreement to build the hit game for Windows Phone 7.

angry birds windows phone 7 icon

Oops. It looks like Microsoft has since taken the icon off of their WP7 site, perhaps they shouldn’t count their app chickens before the developer eggs hatch huh? I’m sure Windows Phone 7 will be reasonably popular and will likely even get Angry Birds onto the platform, but this is a great example of how not to build relationships with developers.

Microsoft is obviously pushing hard for Windows Phone 7 to be relevant from the start, earlier in the year it was revealed that they are directly paying mobile developers to create apps for the upcoming mobile operating system.

Thanks to Robert for sending in the tip and pictures.

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  1. Bryan says:

    This is Balmer-esque, what a bunch of doofus they have up their in Redmond

    • Wolfgang Amadeus says:

      The arrogance is amazing here, oh we are Microsoft and so you will develop for us! You didn’t know yet? I love how ‘Balmer-esque’ is a description that oh so accurately conveys the sheer magnitude of these kind of bone-headed maneuvers.

      Call me a naysayer but Windows Phone is coming into a market that is already satisfied with the simplicity of iOS and the complexity of Android. Where is Windows Phone OS going to fit in? I guess they can try to jam it down the few businesses throats that aren’t yet using Android or iOS… all four of them.

    • Armin says:

      Doofus, yeah. Coming from the guy who can’t even spell the word “there”, that sure means something.

  2. bill gates says:

    no angry birds? now thats a deal breaker, and no office, xbox, ie, bing, zune, outlook, or live tiles???
    oh wait it has those, I guess I will be first in line.

  3. tom says:

    boy, this fanboi is fishing for something, anything to badmouth this innovative new platform. android and ios are late 90s, icon driven clones. this is new and exciting and only ms has all the proerties to put this all in place. you are even calling angry birds wildly popular???? never heard of it in my lifer, who cares. it has full ms office and you can play xbox, the top gaming service in the world on it. can iphone or android get an app for that???? i dont think so, stick toi your 250000 fart apps and dog whistles and leave real computing to serious people.

  4. Dan says:

    Troll Tom fails at trolling.

  5. USMC says:

    What is Windows I have never heard of it?

  6. Steve says:

    Most likely this is some marketing intern not thinking hard enough about what he’s publishing.

  7. Nick says:

    @armin, their was used in proper context.

  8. WTF says:

    @Nick, no it wasn’t.

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