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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna

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Chapter 15. Contacts and calendar

In the early days of smartphones, one of the features that differentiated high-end mobile phones from their more basic counterparts was the richness of their Personal Information Management (PIM) capabilities and, in particular, their ability to provide a convenient digital replacement for physical address books and calendars. Although the emergence of mobile devices as a tool for activities like gaming, web browsing, and photography has served to pare back the supreme importance of PIM, it’s nonetheless still the case that users spend a great deal of time with their phones, connecting with people and staying organized.

In this chapter, you will see how the distinctive Windows Phone contacts experience is designed ...

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