Mike Ormond has released a new ebook aimed at Windows Phone 7 developers. Â “Windows Phone Apps: A Developerâ€™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 â€“ Designing for First Time Approval
- A tour of libraries and samples
Ormond writes in aÂ blog post:
Building Windows Phone Apps: A Developerâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€“ expect those to be edited and included in the 2nd edition in the near future.
The ebook can be dowloaded from Lulu here.