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Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook

By : Robb Schiefer Jr., Jonathan Marbutt, Robb Schiefer
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Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook

By: Robb Schiefer Jr., Jonathan Marbutt, Robb Schiefer

Overview of this book

Silverlight has revolutionized development using Microsoft technologies. It is an excellent tool for mobile application development. The XAML-based markup and familiar C# code are the perfect combination for building apps efficiently and with minimum hassle.Packed full of recipes containing comprehensive instructions for the tasks required to build modern compelling smartphone apps using Silverlight.Starting with application design and architecture, you will quickly move on to more technical features and APIs you can implement to make your app stand out. You will use the Camera API to scan barcode, location services to pinpoint the user’s GPS coordinates and accelerometer to provide feedback based on movement of the phone. All of these features can be provided in a slick user interface through the power of Silverlight. Animations, behaviors and XAML provide all you need and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers


One of the most powerful features of smartphones today is location awareness. Windows Phone 7 is no exception. The wide consumerization of GPS around 10 years ago brought handheld GPS receivers for consumers on the go, but few individuals could justify the expense or pocket space. Now that smartphones have GPS built in, developers have built incredibly powerful applications that are location-aware. For example, apps that help users track their jogging route, get real-time navigation assistance while driving, and map/analyze their golf game.

In this chapter, we will take a deep dive into the location API for Windows Phone 7 by building an application to help navigate during travel and another to map the user's location.