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Essential Windows Phone 8 (Microsoft Windows Development)

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Publisher Comments:

“Shawn has created a guide that is easy to read, up-to-date, and comprehensive–covering the entire application surface area for Windows Phone developers. Enjoy!”

–Jeff Wilcox, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft

Essential Windows® Phone 8 is the definitive guide to creating powerful mobile apps with Microsoft’s dramatically improved Windows Phone 8 platform. Ten-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding solutions.

Updated throughout, this edition reflects new APIs and development best practices, ranging from new WinRT APIs to voice integration. It also contains a comprehensive new chapter on developing enterprise solutions for business.

After introducing the platform and its key improvements, Shawn dives directly into the essentials. Using realistic code, he illustrates today’s best techniques for delivering robust, well-performing apps. You’ll build a complete app from start to finish and then deepen your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques.

From planning through delivery, Shawn guides you through the entire lifecycle, helping you make the most of Windows Phone 8’s valuable capabilities. Whether you’re a Windows developer going mobile or a mobile developer moving to Windows Phone, here are all the skills you’ll need.

Coverage includes

  • Setting up the WP8 development environment, including the emulator
  • Using XAML to fully control the look and feel of your app’s interface
  • Providing robust user interactivity through controls
  • Creating mobile experiences built around the real needs of Windows Phone users
  • Localizing your app for native languages and global markets
  • Utilizing vibration, motion, sound, the camera, or other hardware features
  • Supporting voice commands such as “Call Mom” or “Open Twitter”
  • Integrating features that use Contacts, Appointments, Alarms, the media library and hubs, and the lock screen
  • Storing data in simple files, caches, or a full-fledged database
  • Multitasking in the background without compromising performance
  • Implementing location-aware apps that can track where users are
  • Retrieving external data and assets via REST, Web services, push notifications, or Windows Live
  • Preparing your application for the Windows Phone Store
  • Building and distributing enterprise apps for your company’s internal customers

 

Synopsis:

Essential Windows Phone 8 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Windows Phone developers, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps. Expanded and updated with 30% new coverage, this conversational, authoritative guide covers the essentials and a whole lot more.

 

Wildermuth begins with a solid "foundation building" introduction to Windows Phone 8 development and Windows Phone 8 hardware, introducing design, language, hardware specifications, patterns, the application lifecycle, out-of-the-box services, Live Tiles, and the Windows Marketplace. Once you have that foundation, Wildermuth dives into hands-on development, emphasizing best practices and realistic code examples. You'll develop a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques. Coverage includes:

  • Designing your app's look and feel
  • Implementing email, calling, search, Web browsing, and camera support
  • Interacting with users
  • Choosing the right app paradigm and functionality
  • Incorporating touch, vibration, motion, sound, and other forms of input
  • Working with hubs and tiles
  • Building location-based services
  • Storing data
  • Multitasking
  • Integrating external data
  • Preparing apps for the Marketplace
  • And much more

About the Author

During his 27 years in software development, Shawn Wildermuth has experienced a litany of shifts in software development, shaping how he understands technology. Shawn is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau, and an author of several books on .NET. He has spoken at a variety of international conferences, including TechEd, MIX, VSLive, OreDev, SDC, WinDev, MIX, DevTeach, DevConnections, and DevReach. Shawn has written dozens of articles for a variety of magazines and websites, including MSDN, DevSource, InformIT, CoDe Magazine, ServerSide.NET, and MSDN Online. He is currently helping companies with coaching and training through his company Wilder Minds LLC (http://wilderminds.com).

Table of Contents

1.            What is the Windows Phone

2.            Your First Application

3.            Understanding XAML

4.            Controls

5.            Designing for the Phone

6.            Developing for the phone

7.      Databases and Storage

8.      Multitasking

9.            Working With Services

10.          Security and the Phone

11.          Working with the Marketplace

12.          Enterprise Features of WP8

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321904942
Author:
Wildermuth, Shawn
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Microsoft Windows Development Series
Publication Date:
20130528
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.8 x 1.219 in 943 gr

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Essential Windows Phone 8 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Windows Phone developers, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps. Expanded and updated with 30% new coverage, this conversational, authoritative guide covers the essentials and a whole lot more.

 

Wildermuth begins with a solid "foundation building" introduction to Windows Phone 8 development and Windows Phone 8 hardware, introducing design, language, hardware specifications, patterns, the application lifecycle, out-of-the-box services, Live Tiles, and the Windows Marketplace. Once you have that foundation, Wildermuth dives into hands-on development, emphasizing best practices and realistic code examples. You'll develop a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques. Coverage includes:

  • Designing your app's look and feel
  • Implementing email, calling, search, Web browsing, and camera support
  • Interacting with users
  • Choosing the right app paradigm and functionality
  • Incorporating touch, vibration, motion, sound, and other forms of input
  • Working with hubs and tiles
  • Building location-based services
  • Storing data
  • Multitasking
  • Integrating external data
  • Preparing apps for the Marketplace
  • And much more
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