Essential Windows Phone 8, by Wildermuth, Shawn
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- ISBN: 9780321904942 | 032190494X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/28/2013
Essential Windows Phone 8is 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