This is a PDF version of the on-line guidance "Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App that Connects to the Cloud"
Date published: 5/25/2012
Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App that Connects to the Cloud.pdf, 4.2 MB
After reading this book, you will be familiar with how to design and implement advanced applications for Windows Phone that take advantage of remote services to obtain and up-load data while providing a great user experience on the device.
From the Preface;
Windows® Phone provides an exciting opportunity for companies and developers to build applications that travel with users, are interactive and attractive, and are available whenever and wherever users want to work with them. The latest release of Windows Phone furthers this opportunity by enabling you to build many classes of applications that were not previously possible. By combining Windows Phone applications with on-premises services and applications, or remote services and applications that run in the cloud (such as those using the Windows Azure™ technology platform), developers can create highly scalable, reliable, and powerful applications that extend the functionality beyond the traditional desktop or laptop, and into a truly portable and much more accessible environment.
This book describes a scenario concerning a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to embrace Windows Phone as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Their Windows Azure-based application named Surveys is described in detail in a previous book in this series, Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform 2nd Edition. For more information about that book, see the page by the same name on MSDN®.
In addition to describing the client application, its integration with the remote services, and the decisions made during its design and implementation, this book discusses related factors, such as the design patterns used, and the ways that the application could be extended or modified for other scenarios.
The result is that, after reading this book, you will be familiar with how to design and implement advanced applications for Windows Phone that take advantage of remote services to obtain and upload data while providing a great user experience on the device.
Who This Book Is For
This book is part of a series on Windows Azure service and client application development. However, it is not limited to only applications that run in Windows Azure. Windows Phone applications can interact with almost any service—they use data exposed by any on-premises or remote service. Even if you are building applications for Windows Phone that use other types of services (or no services at all), this book will help you to understand the Windows Phone environment, the development process, and the capabilities of the device.
This book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services for Windows Phone. It is written for people who work with Microsoft® Windows-based operating systems. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio® development system, and Microsoft Visual C#®. You will also find it useful to have some experience with Microsoft Expression Blend® design software and the Microsoft Silverlight® browser plug-in, although this is not a prerequisite.
208 pages, all free. Looks well formatted and not just a PDF grab of the web content...