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Windows Phone 8 in Action

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Summary

Windows Phone 8 in Action is a comprehensive guide to developing apps for the WP8 platform. It covers the Windows Phone Runtime and .NET APIs used to work with a phone's sensors and hardware, including the accelerometer, camera, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. You will learn to write code to dial the phone, write emails, send text messages, and recognize speech. The book also teaches you to build applications that use location and push notification.

About this Book

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 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.

You'll need a working knowledge of C#. No experience with Windows Phone or XAML is required.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

What's Inside

  • Build your first phone app
  • Master the Windows Phone 8 interface
  • How to sell on the Windows Phone Store
  • Use features like voice recognition and media

About the Authors

Tim Binkley-Jones has worked with XAML since the first releases of WPF and Silverlight. Adam Benoit is an independent developer with more than a dozen apps in the Windows Phone Store. Massimo Perga is an engineer at Microsoft. Michael Sync is a web and WP architect.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 INTRODUCING WINDOWS PHONE
  1. A new phone, a new operating system
  2. Creating your first Windows Phone application
  3. PART 2 CORE WINDOWS PHONE
  4. Fast application switching and resume
  5. Scheduled actions
  6. Launching tasks and choosers
  7. Contacts and calendars
  8. Storing data
  9. Working with the camera
  10. Integrating with the Photos and Music + Videos Hubs
  11. Using sensors
  12. Network communication with push notifications
  13. Using the Speech API
  14. PART 3 XAML FOR WINDOWS PHONE
  15. ApplicationBar and context menus
  16. Panorama and pivot controls
  17. Building a media player
  18. Using Maps
  19. Building HTML applications
  20. Releasing and monetizing apps

Synopsis:

Windows Phone 8 represents a major shift in Microsoft's mobile operating system strategy and in the way mobile applications are conceived, developed and sold. Windows Phone 8 in action shows you how to create games and mobile applications using Visual Studio and Windows Phone SDK. XAML allows great visual effects to be combined with the simplicity of the C# language. XAML for Windows Phone has been enriched with navigation services and a new execution model to better satisfy mobile requirements.

Windows Phone 8 in Action covers the Windows Phone Runtime and .NET APIs used to work with a phone's sensors and hardware—the accelerometer, camera, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. You will to learn write code to dial the phone, write emails, send text messages and recognize speech. Web services are discussed and you will build applications that use location and push notification services. After reading the book, you will be able to design and write XAML applications, embedding a browser, playing media files, running cool animations and dealing with the operating system execution model.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Author

Tim Binkley-Jones is a staff engineer in the Enterprise Management group of VMware, Inc. Tim has been developing commercial IT management applications for 17 years using everything from C++ and MFC to C#, Windows Forms and ASP.NET. He has been working with XAML since the early releases of WPF and Silverlight.

Massimo Perga is a software developer in the Windows Phone division of Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, he has worked as a developer in the mobile division of Motorola and in a robotics manufacturing company, Comau. In total, he has 7 years of development experience in mobile technologies on different development frameworks and operating systems.

Michael Sync has been working in Software industry for more than 8 years. Based in Singapore, he is associated with Memolife as a Solution Architect for building Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 applications. He is Silverlight MVP and a member of Silverlight/WPF Insider team. He is also one of leaders of Singapore Silverlight User Group.

Adam Benoit is a Quality Assurance Analyst at Web.com eCommerce and an independent Windows Phone developer with more than a dozen apps in the Windows Phone Store. Having started his development career writing PHP scripts, he has since moved on to C# as his language of choice with Windows Phone being the target platform.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617291371
Author:
Binkley Jones, Timothy
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Author:
Benoit, Adam
Author:
Binkley-Jones, Timothy
Author:
Perga, Massimo
Author:
Sync, Michael
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
.NET API;Blend;C#;GPS;Visual Studio;Visual Studio 2012;Windows 8;Windows Phone;Windows Phone SDK;XAML;accelerometer;camera;code;games;gyroscope;hardware;microphone;mobile;mobile navigation;operating system;runtime;sell apps;sensors;speech recognition;text
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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Windows Phone 8 represents a major shift in Microsoft's mobile operating system strategy and in the way mobile applications are conceived, developed and sold. Windows Phone 8 in action shows you how to create games and mobile applications using Visual Studio and Windows Phone SDK. XAML allows great visual effects to be combined with the simplicity of the C# language. XAML for Windows Phone has been enriched with navigation services and a new execution model to better satisfy mobile requirements.

Windows Phone 8 in Action covers the Windows Phone Runtime and .NET APIs used to work with a phone's sensors and hardware—the accelerometer, camera, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. You will to learn write code to dial the phone, write emails, send text messages and recognize speech. Web services are discussed and you will build applications that use location and push notification services. After reading the book, you will be able to design and write XAML applications, embedding a browser, playing media files, running cool animations and dealing with the operating system execution model.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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