There are numerous resources available for Windows Phone developers to read through and engage with for tips and helpful tutorials on functionality for the platform. Creating the perfect app is a must for anyone looking to create content for a mobile platform, especially Windows Phone where consumers also critically review the overall presentation of content.
Daniel Vaughan, Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development has crafted a book in the depths of code and lookups, which is currently available for pre-order and will be released this coming May. Titled Windows Phone 8 Unleashed, it's resource for developers to better make use of functionality in Windows Phone 8.
So what's the book all about, and should you purchase a copy? Well, if you be slightly out the loop, Vaughan released Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed, which makes this an upgrade to include everything new in the latest version of Microsoft's mobile platform.
Vaughan teaches through complete sample apps that illuminate each key concept with fully-explained code and real-world context. It's presented with best practices in mind for creating highly functional and attractive Windows Phone apps. Drawing on access to the Windows Phone development team, he also goes into some detail that other resources may lack.
The following Windows Phone 8 enhancements are included:
- Voice Commands
- Wallet integration
- New Live Tile Capabilities
- Nokia Maps Control
- File and Protocol Associations
We'd be the first to strongly urge any developer (or consumer looking into building an app) to check out available resources, including books such as Windows Phone 8 Unleashed. Windows Phone owners have proven to be critical when it comes to reviews on the store, which is something developers should be more than aware of.
We can't vouch for the book as we haven't got our hands on a copy just yet, but you can check out the book for $34 on Amazon. As mentioed above, it's currently listed for pre-order.
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