Create a Windows Phone 8 application using C#, XAML, and MVVM using Packt's new book and eBook

November 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials, a practical guide that will show readers how to create testable MVVM applications keeping in mind the best UI practices. This book is now available in all the popular formats; eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book consists of 118 pages and is priced at $32.99, while the eBook is priced at $16.99.

About the author: 

Tomasz Szostak is a Senior Software Developer in an international corporation. On a daily basis, he delivers software for nuclear facilities; however, in his spare time, he is a developer fascinated by mobile applications. He is in love with the best practices in creating software. He has been working on the development of Windows Phone applications since the very first version of WP SDK was released. He is the author of tens of successful Windows Phone market applications and he also runs a dev blog and actively works on self-development. 

Windows Phone 8 is the second generation of the Windows Phone mobile operating system from Microsoft. It features the interface known as Metro (or Modern UI).

Using Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials, readers will learn how to integrate peripheral sensors and social portals like Facebook and Twitter into applications. This book shows the advantages of using modern patterns instead of the traditional way of programming. Starting with a Windows Phone UI description, the guide then delves into the world of fast and fluid design guidelines. After that, the advantages of C# and MVVM are shown, finishing with clear descriptions of mobile-application integration with peripherals and social media. Clear and well-described examples in the book make it an efficient resource for developers.

The following topics are covered in this book:

Chapter 1: XAML in Windows Phone
Chapter 2: App Design - Best Practices
Chapter 3: Building a Windows Phone 8 Application using MVVM
Chapter 4: Integrating with Windows Phone
Chapter 5: Integrating with Twitter and Facebook 

This book is aimed at developers who want to get into mobile development. Some C# background would be useful for a complete understanding.


Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials
A practical guide to creating a Windows Phone 8 application using C#, XAML and MVVM

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