Windows Phone 7 for IPhone Developers

Windows Phone 7 for IPhone Developers

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The complete guide for iPhone developers who want to build Windows Phone 7 apps - and developers who want to build apps for both platforms * *Reaches two huge audiences: current iPhone developers seeking new markets, and Microsoft developers who want to build mobile apps. *Helps iPhone developers leverage what they already know - so they can write proquality Windows Phone 7 apps more quickly. *By a top expert on both Apple's and Microsoft's platforms who recently presented on both at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference. With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft offers its most aggressive competition for Apple's iPhone and Google's Android smartphone platforms. Microsoft is banking heavily on Windows Phone 7's integration with other Microsoft properties like Windows Live and Xbox Live to make its devices especially appealing for both business professionals and consumers who want a single phone to handle business and consumer-grade activities. This makes Windows Phone 7 devices a rich, prime target for application developers who are finding it increasingly difficult to break through the clutter of the crowded iPhone and Android marketplaces. This practical tutorial is designed to help current iPhone developers leverage what they already know, so they can build production quality Windows Phone 7 apps far more quickly. Each chapter shows how to apply specific iPhone development knowledge to Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 development environment. While primarily intended to help iPhone developers move to Windows Phone 7, this book will also be an exceptional resource for anyone who wants to build new cross-platform apps from the ground up, or port existing apps to new markets.Philosophical Differences in SDK Design The default implementation of buttons in WP7 and iOS is a classic example of how the SDK ... They make accomplishing a certain task with a very iPhone-ish look and feel very easy. The main goal of the iOS SDK is to remove as many obstacles as possible between you and building an application that looks and behaves exactly like most of the stock applications.

Title:Windows Phone 7 for IPhone Developers
Author:Kevin Hoffman
Publisher:Addison-Wesley Professional - 2011


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