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Windows Phone 7.5: Building Location-aware Applications by Zeeshan Chawdhary

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Building the PacktNews app using the Silverlight for Windows Phone 7.5 Pivot control

Now that we have learnt how to use the Patch News API, let us move ahead to build our PacktNews app using the Windows Phone Pivot control. We will use a free icon from http://findicons.com/icon/169293/news?id=376465# for the PacktNews app.

It is also a good idea to have a look at the taxonomy (in other words, category structure) of the Patch News API. There are two levels of taxonomy supported: category and subcategory level, as shown in the following table:

Taxonomy type

Category

Subcategory

Vertical

news

national

  

local

  

crime

  

politics-and-political-analysis

  

opinion

 

lifestyle

activism

  

arts-and-entertainment

  

crafts

  

fashion

  

food-and-restaurants ...

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