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.
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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 two dozen apps in the Windows Phone Store.
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