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Windows Phone 8 in Action

Book Description


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.

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.