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English | Jan 26, 2014 | ISBN: 1617291374 | 496 Pages | PDF | 17 MB

Windows Phone 8 in Action is a comprehensive guide to developing apps for the WP8 platform. It covers the Windows Phone Runtime and .NET APIs used to work with a phone's sensors and hardware, including the accelerometer, camera, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. You will learn to write code to dial the phone, write emails, send text messages, and recognize speech. The book also teaches you to build applications that use location and push notification.

About this Book

With 10 million (and climbing) active handsets, Windows Phone 8 has become a real alternative to Android and iOS. WP users are hungry for great apps, so it's time for you to start creating them!

Windows Phone 8 in Action teaches you how to design, build, and sell WP8 apps. In it, you'll learn to use the WP Runtime and .NET APIs to control key features like the accelerometer, camera, GPS, and microphone. This example-driven book also shows you how to write applications that use location and push notification, enhanced navigation services, and WP8's deep multimedia capabilities.

You'll need a working knowledge of C#. No experience with Windows Phone or XAML is required.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

What's Inside

Build your first phone app
Master the Windows Phone 8 interface
How to sell on the Windows Phone Store
Use features like voice recognition and media
About the Authors

Tim Binkley-Jones has worked with XAML since the first releases of WPF and Silverlight. Adam Benoit is an independent developer with more than a dozen apps in the Windows Phone Store. Massimo Perga is an engineer at Microsoft. Michael Sync is a web and WP architect.

Table of Contents


A new phone, a new operating system
Creating your first Windows Phone application

Fast application switching and resume
Scheduled actions
Launching tasks and choosers
Contacts and calendars
Storing data
Working with the camera
Integrating with the Photos and Music + Videos Hubs
Using sensors
Network communication with push notifications
Using the Speech API

ApplicationBar and context menus
Panorama and pivot controls
Building a media player
Using Maps
Building HTML applications
Releasing and monetizing apps


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