Windows Phone 7.5: Building Location-aware Applications
Understand Location Based Services.
Work with Windows Phone Location Service.
Understand how Maps work.
Create a simple Map application and learn to use Geocoding, Pushpins.
Discover Directions with Bing Maps Directions.
Build two real-world windows phone applications – using Eventful.com and AOL Patch.com API
Windows Phone 7.5: Building Location-aware Applications
Windows Phone 7.5 has met with some great initial reviews from all mobile critics. It is poised to be the ‘3rd’ eco-system for mobile, joining Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform. With Microsoft and Nokia working on multiple devices based on Windows Phone, the platform is a no-brainer enterprise success. Microsoft Office, Email, Skype and a fresh new mobile operating system has been a great champion of a cause for both Microsoft and Nokia.
Windows Phone 7.5: Building Location-aware Applications will teach you to divein to the new Windows Phone Experience. No more 600 page bibles – just the right mix of text and lots of code to get you started! Download eBook Free »
Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed is the first comprehensive, start-to-finish developer’s guide to Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone 7.5. Written by Microsoft MVP and leading WPF/Silverlight innovator Daniel Vaughan, this full-color guide covers everything developers need to rapidly build highly competitive Windows Phone 7.5 mobile apps.
Windows Phone 7 (WP7) isn’t just a state-of-the-art cellphone platform: it’s the best opportunity ever for thousands of .NET developers to leverage their skills in the fast-growing mobile space. Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed is the first book designed to help them grab hold of this opportunity, rapidly build high-quality production applications, and get them to market in time to achieve first-mover advantage. Written by Microsoft MVP and leading-edge WPF/Silverlight innovator Daniel Vaughn, this book teaches all facets of WP7 development through complete sample applications and carefully explained code. Drawing on his exceptional access to the WP7 development team through the elite Microsoft Silverlight and WPF Insiders group, Vaughn shares state-of-the-art information available in no other book. Vaughn begins with an overview of the Windows Phone 7 platform, its key innovations, and the process of WP7 application development. Download eBook Free »
Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours
This is a practical, hands-on guide to mastering mobile development with Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 platform. Written by four experts in Windows Phone 7, this book delivers a solid, wide-ranging understanding of the entire mobile application development process. The authors start with the absolute basics, including installing and utilizing Windows Phone 7 development tools; working with the Metro user interface; and migrating from desktop development. Then, step-by-step, you master page-based navigation, finger-friendly development, storage, integration, profiling, debugging, performance optimization, and more. The authors walk through using Microsoft Silverlight to create intuitive applications that interact with the cloud; developing mobile games with XNA; and distributing applications via the Marketplace. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book delivers a practical grounding in Windows Phone development without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Each lesson builds on everything that’s come before, helping you learn core techniques from the ground up. You learn key concepts, syntax, and techniques through short, practical examples that reflect the realities of mobile development, and apply Microsoft’s own best practices.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to develop mobile applications for Windows Phone 7! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 app development, how to leverage Silverlight or the XNA Framework, and how to get your apps into the Windows Marketplace. One step at a time, you’ll master new features ranging from the new sensors to using launchers and choosers. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, helping you get the job done fast and get it done right! Download eBook Free »
The Windows Phone 7 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. For iOS and Android developers, this book provides the right level of content to help developers rapidly come up to speed on Windows Phone. Pro Windows Phone 7 Development will help you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Marketplace.
For developers new to the Windows Phone 7 platform, whether .NET, iPhone, or Android developers, this book starts by introducing you to the features and specifications of the Windows Phone series, and then leads you through the complete application development process. You’ll learn how to use Microsoft technologies like Silverlight, .NET, the XNA Framework, Visual Studio, and Expression Blend effectively, how to take advantage of the available sensors such as the location service, accelerometer, and touch, make your apps location-aware using GPS data, utilize the rich media capabilities of the Windows Phone series, and much more. Finally, you’ll receive a full tutorial on how to publish and sell your application through the Windows Phone Marketplace. Download eBook Free »
Windows Phone 7 Development Internals: Covers Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5
Master the Windows Phone application model, including its lifecycle and events
Use Silverlight UI controls to create engaging applications
Manage databinding and decouple architectural layers with the Model View ViewModel pattern
Employ built-in sensors such as Assisted GPS, the accelerometer, and camera
Use media services APIs for video streaming, as well as audio input and playback
Consume web services and connect to the cloud through Windows Azure™
Apply Windows Phone 7.5 enhancements, such as multitasking and Fast Application Switching
Build Windows Phone applications optimized for performance and security
Drill into Windows Phone 7 design and architecture and learn best practices for building a variety of applications. Each chapter focuses on a single Windows Phone building block or feature area, and shows you how to apply it in your applications. If you’re an experienced .NET developer familiar with Microsoft® Silverlight®, you’ll gain deep insights into the Windows Phone platform design and API surface. Download eBook Free »
Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours
Now, there’s a practical, hands-on guide to mastering 2D and 3D game development for Windows Phone 7 with Visual C# 2010 and XNA Game Studio 4.0. One step at a time, this book teaches all facets of mobile game development, from design through publishing via Microsoft’s Marketplace. Top game development author Jonathan S. Harbour starts with the absolute basics, making Windows Phone game development accessible even to programmers who’ve never written a game before. Then, one step at a time, he shows how to use Microsoft’s free XNA toolset to design and construct high-performance, highly-playable games for the newest Windows Phone 7 devices. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book delivers a practical grounding in Windows Phone 7 game development without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Each lesson builds on everything that’s come before, helping readers learn core techniques from the ground up. Readers learn key concepts, syntax, and techniques through short, practical examples that reflect the realities of modern mobile game development.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build high performance games for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft’s free XNA 4.0 toolset. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master all the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish highly playable games for any WP7 device. You’ll learn how to integrate game logic, touch screen user input, bitmaps, animations, audio, physics effects, GPS location services, and more. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, culminating in the construction of a complete game and giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Download eBook Free »