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Windows® Phone 7 Programming for Android™ and iOS Developers by Robert Zhu, Pei Zheng, Zhinan Zhou, Baijian Yang

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INTRODUCTION

ONE OF THE MAJOR DRIVING FORCES BEHIND the boom in smartphones and tablet devices is mobile applications. Since the Apple iPhone was launched in 2007, the mobile developer community has created a vast number of ubiquitous applications for iOS devices and Google Android devices. Mobile applications for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) are poised to grow in the next several years, driven by the software giant’s mobile strategy and collaborations with handset partners such as Nokia, HTC, and Samsung.

In order for many of the iOS and Android developers to port their applications to WP7 or to create new applications, it’s important to understand the architecture of the new WP7 operating system, and to become familiar with various application development patterns from an iOS-Android-WP7 comparison standpoint. This book aims at addressing this need by providing essential information, technical analysis, and working samples to help iOS and Android developers create applications on WP7.

WHOM THIS BOOK IS FOR

The book targets mainly experienced mobile application developers with Android and iOS programming background. The audience may include:

  • Industry professionals such as software architects and engineers with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), device handset makers, and mobile operators
  • College students who have built iOS and Android applications
  • Freelance software developers who want to make a fortune with their mobile applications

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