English | March 6, 2018 | ASIN: B07B9N2Q7J | 243 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
The Windows Phone 8 operating system is closely tied to the hardware of Windows Phones, enabling the development of high-performance apps that provide excellent user experiences. With Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly by Matteo Pagani, you’ll go from creating a “Hello World” app to managing network data usage, enabling users to talk to your application through speech APIs, and earning money through in-app purchases. Dozens of additional features are covered in the book, including launchers, choosers, and geolocation services, so you’ll have a place to start no matter what you want your app to do. Smartphones and tablets are, without any doubt, the kings of the consumer market. Traditional computers won’t go away anytime soon, especially in the business world, but in many scenarios mobile devices have replaced the old “mouse and keyboard” approach with a more modern and intuitive one, based on touch and natural interfaces. For sure, the iPhone by Apple was the product that forced all the other companies to rethink the mobile experience: first, with a new phone concept, and second, with the idea of applications and app stores. These days, one of the key considerations when choosing a new phone is the availability and quality of the apps, rather than just the features offered by the platform. Developers play an important role in this.