Windows Phone Developer Experience chief leaves for Amazon

Windows Phone Developer Experience chief leaves for Amazon
If you pay even a little bit of attention to the Windows Phone ecosystem, you probably know Brandon Watson, who had been the head of Developer Experience for Windows Phone, but now he's moving on to a new gig with Amazon. His job is going to be pretty different though. 

While working with Microsoft, Watson has been very outgoing in running contests and getting Windows Phone more visibility as well as working with developers to help make the Marketplace the fastest growing smartphone app store around. His new job with Amazon will be as the Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team, which, as you might guess, is the team responsible for creating the Kindle apps for all of the various platforms around. 

Microsoft hasn't announced a replacement yet. 

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8 Comments

1. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

SorTa funny

2. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Ok no idea how I posted on this page I was on the Siri joke the I got moved to here :s.

7. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Siri got you back. Personal assistance karma.....

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Lots of Microsoft staff have been leaving lately. Most went to apple.

4. Jericho unregistered

idreamer.

5. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

He was a pretty good employee, sad to see him leave... But he and the team has got MSFT's WP7 going in the right direction! Hopefully more people like him are hired and the train keeps rolling strong with WP8!

6. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

God, I hope he doesn't make kindle look like the ugly metro UI.

8. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Bye bye windows!

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