Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.
Understand Location Based Services.
Work with Windows Phone Location Service.
Understand how Maps work.
Create a simple Map application and learn to use Geocoding, Pushpins.
Discover Directions with Bing Maps Directions.
Get started building your own apps and utilities for Windows Phone 7—expertly guided by award-winning author Charles Petzold. Focusing on Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 and the C# language, you’ll learn how to extend your existing skills to this new mobile platform—mastering the core tools and techniques you need to get productive quickly. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and inspiration to his instruction—along with a wealth of hands-on examples.
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he award-winning Microsoft .NET Development Series was established in 2002 to provide professional developers with the most comprehensive, practical coverage of the latest .NET technologies. Authors in this series include Microsoft architects, MVPs, and other experts and leaders in the field of Microsoft development technologies. Each book provides developers with the vital information and critical insight they need to write highly effective applications.
This is a beginner's guide. If you want to get into the iPhone industry and have your games compete with the best, this book is for you. You should have some basic programming experience with Objective-C and a good understanding of OOP. A little experience of game programming in any language is welcome but not a must.