Windows Phone 7 for iPhone Developers

by Kevin Hoffman

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ISBNs
  • 0132657740
  • 9780672334344
  • 9780132657747
  • 9780132657754

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 Marketplace


  • Pearson Education; July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780132657747
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Windows Phone 7 for iPhone Developers
  • Author: Kevin Hoffman
  • Imprint: Addison-Wesley Professional
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0132657740
  • 9780672334344
  • 9780132657747
  • 9780132657754

About The Author

Kevin Hoffman (Windsor, CT) is an enterprise programmer who has extensive experience with both Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile and Apple’s iPhone platforms. Currently chief systems architect for Oakleaf Waste Management, he specializes in mobile and cloud development. He writes The .NET Addict’s Blog, served as editor-in-chief of iPhone Developer’s Journal, presented twice at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference, and has authored and co-authored several books, including WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences and ASP.NET 4 Unleashed.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0132657740
  • 9780672334344
  • 9780132657747
  • 9780132657754