- Getting Started
- WinRT and XAML
- Phone Controls
- Application Life Cycling
- Device Support
- Live Tiles & Notifications
- Data Sources
- Using Data in the Cloud
- Designing in Expression Blend
- Marketing Your Applications
The Windows Phone 8 platform provides a remarkable opportunity for Windows developers to create state-of-the-art mobile applications using their existing skills and a familiar toolset. Pro Windows Phone App Development, Third Edition, helps you unlock the potential of this platform and create dazzling, visually rich, and highly functional applications for the Windows Phone Store and bring you up to speed on the new features the Windows Phone 8 API provides.
For developers new to the Windows Phone platform-whether with .NET, iOS, or Android experience-this book starts by introducing the requirements, specifications, and basics of Windows Phone development, and then leads you through the complete application development process, using an array of complementary technologies and Microsoft's modern-style app design.
Along the way, you'll learn how toUse Microsoft technologies like XAML, .NET, Visual Studio 2012, and Expression Blend effectively to develop modern-style Windows Phone apps
Take advantage of the device's sensors with the location service, accelerometer, and touch
Make your apps location-aware using GPS data
Develop rich media applications that harness the graphics capabilities of Windows Phone models
Design and develop Windows Phone applications using the Model-View-ViewModel architecture
Publish and sell your application through the Windows Phone Store
Whether you're a Microsoft developer, an iOS or Android developer, or someone with prior Windows Phone experience, Pro Windows Phone App Development, Third Edition, is an ideal guide for mastering the Windows Phone 8 platform and compelling Windows Phone app development.
- A soup-to-nuts guide to developing applications for Windows Phone and publishing them to the Windows Marketplace
- Covers the latest Windows 8 updates
- Definitive reference by Microsoft phone evangelist deeply involved in the development of Microsoft platform showcase applications