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Develop exciting applications for the WP7 operating system
In order to create new applications for Windows Phone 7 (WP7), it is critical to have a strong understanding of the architecture of the new WP7 operating system. With a special focus placed on the WP7 design guidelines and technologies, and a look at the system architecture and basic development environment setup, this authoritative reference presents you with coverage of the core mobile application development concepts you need to know before you start developing apps. The team of authors covers the most important topics of WP7 from an Android/iOS developer's point of view, thereby providing you with a strong foundation so you can start programming for WP7 right away.
Windows Phone 7 Programming for Android and iOS Developers:
Presents topic-by-topic comparisons between WP7 and Android and the iPhone so you can see the differences and similarities between them
Highlights application frameworks, UI design, location and maps, and 2D and 3D graphics
Discusses data storage in a WP7 application, as well as leveraging cloud storage
Looks at web services and push notifications
Covers an application's interaction with the underlying phone system
Shares valuable information on security application frameworks in iOS, Android, and WP7
Includes sample projects to illustrate certain programming patterns and application programming interface usage
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Learn to develop for the new Windows Phone 7 platform
With a special focus placed on the new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) design guidelines and technologies, this reference helps you extend your knowledge so that you can learn to develop for the new WP7 platform. The team of authors presents topic-by-topic comparisons between WP7 and Android and the iPhone, enabling you to learn the differences and similarities between them. This indispensible coverage prepares you for making the transition from programming for Android and the iPhone to programming for the exciting new WP7.
- Covers the exciting new technology of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and serves as ideal reference for Android and iPhone developers who are eager to get started programming for the WP7
- Zeroes in on the differences between programming for Android and the iPhone, making it much easier for you to learn and practice
- Offers various real-world programming scenarios to enhance your comprehension
- Demonstrates how to set up your development environment, create the User Interface, use local data storage, leverage location and maps, and use system services
- Discusses how to handle security issues
Start programming for the WP7 today with this book by your side.
About the Author
Dr. Zhinan Zhou
is Senior Software Engineer with Samsung Telecommunications America.
Robert Zhu is Principal Development Lead with Microsoft, developing Microsoft mobile products.
Dr. Pei Zheng is Senior Software Architect with Sony Ericsson.
Dr. Baijian Yang is an associate professor at Ball State University and teaches mobile computing courses.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: WHAT'S NEW IN WINDOWS PHONE 7
CHAPTER 2: THE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT 15
CHAPTER 3: FUNDAMENTALS 39
CHAPTER 4: USER INTERFACES 63
CHAPTER 5: APPLICATION DATA STORAGE 95
CHAPTER 6: WEB SERVICES AND PUSH NOTIFICATIONS 113
CHAPTER 7: LEVERAGING LOCATION AND MAPS 155
CHAPTER 8: GRAPHICS 183
CHAPTER 9: MULTIMEDIA 205
CHAPTER 10: UTILIZING SYSTEM HARDWARE 235
CHAPTER 11: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ABOUT SECURITY 257
APPENDIX A: AN INTRODUCTION TO SMARTPHONE CHIPSET 277
APPENDIX B: AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXPRESSION BLEND FOR WINDOWS PHONE 281
APPENDIX C: SAMPLE APPLICATIONS GUIDE 293