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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna

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Chapter 6. Sensors

In addition to the core cellular phone hardware, Windows Phone devices also support a range of additional hardware features. These features are of varying relevance to the app developer. For instance, all app developers need to be aware of and work with the constraints of the various screen resolutions. On the other hand, although the ambient light sensor is a very handy user-oriented feature, it is not programmable by app developers. The hardware features that attract the most developer focus (apart from the screen) are the camera (discussed in Chapter 16), Near Field Communication (NFC) (Chapter 17), and GPS (Chapter 18). In this chapter, you’ll explore the various levels of application support and your choices for using the ...

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