Windows Phone 7 Application Development For Dummies

Learn to build great applications for the new Windows Phone 7 platform!

Whether you’re a budding developer or a professional programmer, this four-color reference covers all the details for developing applications specifically for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The straightforward-but-fun approach tackles not only building an application that is sellable and fulfills user demands, but also shows you how to navigate getting your apps into the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

  • Guides both novice and professional developers through building amazing applications for the new Windows Phone 7 platform
  • Covers working with graphics, designing games, selling apps, and more
  • Provides a helpful introduction to Windows Phone 7 to set a foundation for the app development process
  • Addresses architectural options for your Windows Phone 7application
  • Takes a look at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and helps guide you through the submission process

If you’re ready to get started developing your own apps for the new Windows Phone 7 platform, then open up Windows Phone 7 Application Development For Dummies and see how it sparkles!

From the Back Cover
The market for Windows Phone 7 apps is wide open! Here’s how to get in on the fun

Windows Phone 7 is a revolutionary mobile operating system that just begs for more creative ways to use its power. If you have an idea for a great mobile app or you’ve been considering getting into app development, this book is for you! Learn how to use Windows Phone developer tools to create your app, make it sparkle, and unveil it the world.

  • The right tools for the job — get to know Windows Phone 7, explore Visual Studio Express 2010, access the Microsoft Developer Portal, and play with Silverlight
  • Learn by doing — practice with some simple sample apps that help you learn the tools and see what goes into a great user experience
  • When it starts to be fun — learn to integrate motion and location information into your app
  • To market, to market — see that your app is correctly priced and categorized for best visibility
  • Remember the users — discover how regular updates and good customer support can boost sales

Open the book and find:

  • What the built-in Zune and GPS applications can offer
  • Tips on working with the single-threading OS
  • Where to find and download Windows Phone 7 developer tools
  • Steps for optimizing and improving the performance of your applications
  • Impressive things you can do with the accelerometer
  • Ways to make your app stand out from the crowd
  • How to take your app global
  • Ten ways to make your apps successful

Learn to:

  • Choose a development environment and use Windows Phone 7 developer tools
  • Create your own cool and interactive Windows Phone 7 apps
  • Submit and sell your app in the Windows Phone Marketplace

Book Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (August 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118021754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118021750
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