Windows Phone provides an exciting opportunity for companies and developers to build applications that travel with users, are interactive and attractive, and are available whenever and wherever users want to work with them. The latest release of Windows Phone furthers this opportunity by enabling you more » to build many classes of applications that were not previously possible. By combining Windows Phone applications with on-premises services and applications, or remote services and applications that run in the cloud (such as those using Windows Azure), developers can create highly scalable, reliable, and powerful applications that extend the functionality beyond the traditional desktop or laptop, and into a truly portable and much more accessible environment. This book describes an end to end, realistic scenario concerning a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to embrace Windows Phone as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Tailspin’s flagship product is an online service, named Surveys, that enables other companies or individuals to conduct their own online surveys. The Surveys mobile client application for Windows Phone OS 7.1 is used to capture survey data from the field, and then submit results to the Windows Azure hosted service through an API. This book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services for Windows Phone. It is written for people who work with Windows-based operating systems. You should be familiar with the.NET Framework, Visual Studio, and Visual C#. You will also find it useful to have some experience with Expression Blend and Silverlight, although this is not a prerequisite. « less
The Windows Phone 8 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. Pro Windows Phone App Development, Third Edition, helps you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, more » visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Store and bring you up to speed on the new features the Windows Phone 8 API provides.
For developers new to the Windows Phone platform-whether with .NET, iOS, or Android experience - this book starts by introducing the requirements, specifications, and basics of Windows Phone development, and then leads you through the complete application development process, using an array of complementary technologies and Microsoft's modern-style app design. « less
Programming on the Go
This book walks you through all of the screens of the TouchDevelop app, and itpoints out similarities and differences of the TouchDevelop language compared to other programming languages. For users, the book can serve as a handy reference next to the phone. The book systematically addresses all programming more » language constructs, starting from the very basic constructs such as variable sand loops. The book also explores many of the phone sensors and data sources which make creating apps for mobile devices so rewarding. « less
Develop amazing applications for Windows Phone using F#
Windows Phone is an OS which is also a platform in itself and provides an opportunity for application developers to build their apps and sell them on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Windows Phone is slowly catching up in the race with iOS and Android. Although well suited for scientific and mathematical more » calculations, the Windows Phone Platform provides an opportunity to program in F#.
Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F# focuses on making the user aware of Windows Phone App Development with the F# programming language in as short a time as possible. The book teaches you about the development environment, helps you understand the project structure, understand the controls, and ends with some of the cool features of the platform like sensors, launchers, and choosers. « less
A practical guide to creating a Windows Phone 8 application using C#, XAML, and MVVM
Windows Phone 8 replaces Windows Phone 7 devices with the Windows NT kernel found on many Windows 8 components. Windows 8 will give you more options to develop better and more visually appealing PC and Tablet applications.
A practical guide that will show you how you how to create testable MVVM applications more » keeping in mind the best UI practices. You will learn how to integrate peripheral sensors and social portals like Facebook and Twitter into your applications. This book shows the advantages of using modern patterns instead of the traditional way of programming. « less
With 10 million (and climbing) active handsets, Windows Phone 8 has become a real alternative to Android and iOS. WP users are hungry for great apps, so it's time for you to start creating them!
Windows Phone 8 in Action teaches you how to design, build, and sell WP8 apps. In it, you'll learn to use more » the WP Runtime and .NET APIs to control key features like the accelerometer, camera, GPS, and microphone. This example-driven book also shows you how to write applications that use location and push notification, enhanced navigation services, and WP8's deep multimedia capabilities. « less
A Problem-Solution Approach
Windows Phone 8 Recipes is a problem-solution based guide to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Recipes are grouped according to features of the platform and ways of interacting with the device. Solutions are given in C# and XAML, so you can take your existing .NET skills and apply them to this exciting new more » venture.
The book starts by guiding you through the setup of your development environment, including links to useful tools and resources. Core chapters range from coding live tiles and notifications to interacting with the camera and location sensor. Later chapters cover external services including Windows Azure Mobile Services, the Live SDK, and the Microsoft Advertising SDK, so you can take your app to a professional level. Finally, you'll find out how to publish and maintain your app in the Windows Phone Store. « less
Beginning Windows Phone App Development starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the right development tools, including Visual Studio,Expression Blend, Silverlight SDK, and Windows Phone SDK. It then takes you step-by-step though the development process as more » you build and deploy a working application, complete with a sophisticated user interface. Finally, you'll receive step-by-step instructions on packaging and selling your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace. « less
Covers Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5
Build Windows Phone applications optimized for performance and security. Drill into Windows Phone 7 design and architecture - and learn best practices for building a variety of applications. Each chapter focuses on a single Windows Phone building block or feature area, and shows you how to apply it in more » your applications. If you're an experienced .NET developer familiar with Microsoft Silverlight, you'll gain deep insights into the Windows Phone platform design and API surface. « less
Windows Phone 7 in Action is a hands-on guide to programming the WP7 platform. It zips through standard phone, text, and email controls and dives head-first into how to build great mobile apps. You'll master the hardware APIs, access web services, and learn to build location and push applications. Along more » the way, you'll see how to create the stunning visual effects that can separate your apps from the pack.
Written for developers familiar with .NET and Visual Studio. No WP7 or mobile experience is required. « less