Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

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: … Read more Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

Andy Wigely and I cover concepts during this video that will help ensure your apps have the best possible performance and battery life for the phone user. Topics such as Windows Phone task management, multi-tasking with background agents, updating tiles from a background agent, creating tasks in Visual Studio, File transfer tasks, and Background notifications … Read more Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

During this video, Andy Wigley and I focus on key concepts like the Windows Phone 8 program lifecycle. You’ll learn about things like Launching and Closing, Deactivating and Activating, Dormant and Tombstoned applications and the Simulation Dashboard. Next, we discuss Idle Detection on Windows Phone and Detecting Obscured events, Fast Application Resume, Lifecycle design, and … Read more Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8

This video covers new storage concepts for Windows Phone 8. The concepts covered in this video include accessing the Installation folder or the Local folder using the Windows Phone Runtime Windows.Storage APIs. Additionally, Andy and I focus on background file transfers, Special Folders (Shared/Media, Shared/ShellContent, Shared/Transfers), and exploring the local folder with ISET Using Removable … Read more Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8

Building Windows Phone 8 Apps

Now that you’ve learned how to design Windows Phone 8 apps from the previous video, it’s time to dive into the construction of these apps. This session provides developers with a comprehensive understanding of the key components required to build a Windows Phone 8 App, including Page Navigation, the Application Bar, building UI for multiple screen resolutions … Read more Building Windows Phone 8 Apps

Designing Windows Phone 8 Apps

With Windows Phone 8, it’s more essential than ever that developers know how to properly express apps so they adhere to the overall look and feel of the phone. In this session, Andy and Rob introduce the Windows Phone design language and how to start designing an app; application structure and navigation models, getting started … Read more Designing Windows Phone 8 Apps

Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 2

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 2 This is the second half of a two-part course introduction led by Andy Wigley and Rob Tiffany. This section provides a broad new features overview (details of these new features are covered in later modules), Windows Phone 7x compatibility, and … Read more Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 2

Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 1

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 1 Expert instructors Andy Wigley and Rob Tiffany kick off the course with an information-packed introduction. This is the first part of a two-part module and covers the new app platform in Windows Phone 8, application development models, the Windows Phone … Read more Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development: Part 1

Windows Phone 7: If at First You Don’t Succeed

Written by: J. Gerry Purdy 10/20/2010  You have to hand it to Microsoft.   They have certainly fulfilled the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”  Microsoft has had a number of previous attempts to build a successful operating system for the mobile market with WinPad, Windows Mobile and Win CE.  These … Read more Windows Phone 7: If at First You Don’t Succeed