Bring Your iPhone Apps and Skills to Windows Phone 7-or Build Apps for Both Mobile Platforms at Once If you've been developing for the crowded iPhone marketplace, this book will help you leverage your iOS skills on a fast-growing new platform: Windows Phone 7 (WP7). If you're a .NET programmer, it will help you build advanced WP7 mobile solutions that reflect valuable lessons learned by iPhone developers. If you're a mobile development manager, it offers indispensable insights for planning cross-platform projects. Kevin Hoffman guides you through the entire WP7 SDK, showing how it resembles Apple's iOS SDK, where it differs, and how to build production-quality WP7 apps that sell. Step by step, you'll master each technology you'll need, including C#, Silverlight and XAML. Every new concept is introduced along with all the tools and background needed to apply it. Hoffman's practical insights extend into every facet of WP7 development: building user interfaces; hardware and device services; WP7's unique Application Tiles; Push Notifications; the Phone Execution Model, local storage, smart clients, MVVM design, security, social gaming, testing, debugging, deployment, and more.
A pleasure to read and packed with realistic examples, this is the most useful Windows Phone 7 development book you can find.
*" Compare Apple's Objective-C and Microsoft's C#: "second cousins twice removed" *" Apply C# object techniques-including encapsulation, inheritance, contracts, and interfaces *" Build rich, compelling user interfaces based on Silverlight, XAML, and events *" Move from Apple's Xcode to Visual Studio 2010 and from Interface Builder to Expression Blend *" Leverage hardware and device services, including the accelerometer, GPS, photos, contacts, e-mail, and SMS *" Create dynamic application Tiles to appear on the Start screen *" "Push" raw data notifications to running apps *" Understand and use the Windows Phone 7 phone execution model *" Efficiently store and retrieve data on WP7 phones *" Build "smart clients" that sync locally stored data with web services *" Manage growing app complexity through "separation of concerns" and MVVM (Model-View-View Model) *" Use TDD and automated testing to accelerate and streamline development *" Create casual, connected games and social apps *" Secure apps without incurring unacceptable tradeoffs *" Successfully deploy apps to the Marketplaceshow more