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Windows Phone 8 in Action by Tim Binkley-Jones, Adam Benoit, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync

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Chapter 11. Network communication with push notifications

This chapter covers

  • Detecting network information
  • Pushing notifications
  • Updating application tiles
  • Using URL associations

With the advent of smartphones, the way in which most mobile users use their phones has dramatically changed. The phone has become our constant companion and keeps us connected with family, friends, and coworkers. We use the phone to read news, check email, tweet on Twitter, post and read updates on Facebook, and play games. Most of the applications you’re using on your phone have one thing in common. Can you guess what it is? All of them access the network to retrieve the information stored in the cloud. Consuming resources from the network is crucial. As a ...

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