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Windows Phone 8

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

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During this video, Andy and I cover local communication with Windows Phone 8.

After a Bluetooth overview, we show you how to use Bluetooth from an application, Near Field Communications (NFC), bump-to-connect, as well as the proximity API functionality.

Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy:

– Rob

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Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

Posted by Rob Tiffany on

During this video, Andy and I show developers how to leverage patterns for the asynchronous use of networking APIs in Windows Phone 8.

Topics include WebClient, HttpWebRequest, Listener Sockets, Web Services, OData V3, Data Compression support, Simulation Dashboard, Data Sense and apps. Storing data in Skydrive, encryption and authentication are also covered. Accessing services running on localhost from the emulator is demystified.

Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy:

– Rob

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App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

Posted by Rob Tiffany on

Learn all about app to app communication in Windows Phone 8.

In this video, Andy and Rob demonstrate app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. Topics such as auto-launching with File and Protocol Associations (URI), launching apps to handle particular File Types, and launching one app from another are covered.

Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy:

– Rob

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Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

Posted by Rob Tiffany on

In this video, Andy and I demonstrate how to leverage a variety of Windows Phone 8 resources.

Working with Launchers and Choosers, using Contacts and Calendars (SaveAppointment Task, Custom Contacts API), taking still images and manipulating video streams (Camera APIs,  lenses), working with the Windows Phone Microphone and Sensors (such as the Motion sensor) and working with Video Content are all covered in this video.

Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy:

– Rob

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Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

Posted by Rob Tiffany on

During this video, Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications and server-initiated communications are discussed.

Andy and Rob discuss the Push Notifications Infrastructure and demonstrate three kinds of notifications including: Raw, Toast and Tile, as well as Push Response Headers.

Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy:

– Rob

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Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

Posted by Rob Tiffany on

In this video, Andy and Rob teach developers about Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8.

Topics include Local Tiles API, Updating Tiles from ShellTileSchedule, Updating Tiles from Background Agents, Lock screen notifications for Windows Phone, and Lock screen background for Windows Phone.

Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy:

– Rob