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Windows Phone 8 Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

Authors: Lalonde, Lori, Totzke, David R.

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  • From setting up a development environment to publishing your application in the store, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has you covered. The recipe format helps you quickly turn your idea into a working app, while a range of external services help you extend its functionality with exciting features like cloud integration, Windows Live services and chat.

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About this book

Windows Phone 8 Recipes is a problem-solution based guide to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Recipes are grouped according to features of the platform and ways of interacting with the device. Solutions are given in C# and XAML, so you can take your existing .NET skills and apply them to this exciting new venture.

  • Not sure how to get started? No need to worry, there’s a recipe for that!
  • Always wondered what it takes to add cool features like gesture support, maps integration, or speech recognition into your app? We've got it covered!
  • Already have a portfolio of Windows Phone 7 apps that needs to be upgraded? We have a recipe for that too!
The book starts by guiding you through the setup of your development environment, including links to useful tools and resources. Core chapters range from coding live tiles and notifications to interacting with the camera and location sensor. Later chapters cover external services including Windows Azure Mobile Services, the Live SDK, and the Microsoft Advertising SDK, so you can take your app to a professional level. Finally, you'll find out how to publish and maintain your app in the Windows Phone Store. 

Whether you're migrating from Windows Phone 7 or starting from scratch, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has the code you need to bring your app idea to life.

About the authors

Lori Lalonde is an Apress author, independent consultant, blogger, international conference speaker, Xamarin Certified Developer and Microsoft MVP. She is also the founder and President of Solola Solutions Inc. She began her career in software in 1997 and hasn't looked back since. Her experience spans numerous industries and a variety of technologies, with a primary focus on the Microsoft .NET platform since 2002. Lori is actively involved in the local community, serves as the User Group Leader of Canada's Technology Triangle .NET User Group, and participates in local Women in Technology groups. Whether mentoring junior colleagues or writing about her experiences in the industry on her blog, she is always happy to share her knowledge with the greater community. You can follow Lori on Twitter @loriblalonde, and check out her blog at geekswithblogs.net/lorilalonde.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Windows Phone SDK

    Lalonde, Lori (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Multi-Resolution Support and Basic User Interface Components

    Lalonde, Lori (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • Gestures

    Lalonde, Lori (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Tiles and Lock Screen

    Lalonde, Lori (et al.)

    Pages 79-108

  • Background Agents and Local Notifications

    Lalonde, Lori (et al.)

    Pages 109-140

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5903-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5902-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Windows Phone 8 Recipes
Book Subtitle
A Problem-Solution Approach
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Lori Lalonde and David R. Totzke
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-5903-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-5903-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5902-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 428
Number of Illustrations and Tables
178 b/w illustrations
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