For Developers: Free ebook “Windows Phone Apps: A Developer’s Guide” now available


23, 2011

Mike Ormond has released a new ebook aimed at Windows Phone 7 developers.  “Windows Phone Apps: A Developer’s Guide” runs to 100 pages is written by a team of platform experts and is available for free.

The first edition covers:

  • The Windows Phone Developer Tools
  • The Application Lifecycle
  • Accessing Phone Features (launchers, choosers and input features)
  • Location Aware Applications and Mapping
  • Reactive Extensions for .NET
  • Marketplace – Designing for First Time Approval
  • A tour of libraries and samples

Ormond writes in a blog post:

Building Windows Phone Apps: A Developer’s Guide’ is a community effort to capture useful information and learning about building apps on the Windows Phone platform. This is an organic effort – more chapters will be added and chapters will be updated as and when contributors choose to do so. I have a number of additional chapters in my inbox at the moment – expect those to be edited and included in the 2nd edition in the near future.

The ebook can be dowloaded from Lulu here.



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