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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
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

About the Reviewers

Tom McLeod started writing software for fun 16 years ago and has been enjoying it ever since. He has written software for HP48 series calculators and a rainbow of UNIX flavors. Since earning a degree in trombone performance, he has worked on a variety of .NET projects. When he's not developing software, he enjoys producing episodes of The Deucecast podcast and being a father and photographer to his two young daughters. He can be contacted through leftylabs.com.

Kelum Peiris is a Mobile Software Developer with Polar Mobile, a company that provides an industry-leading platform to enable top-tier media publishers to easily and quickly launch mobile apps for every major Smartphone. At Polar Mobile, Kelum is primarily involved in developing the Windows Phone platform which will be used to deploy more than 500 apps in year 2011. He is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where he specialized in Mobile Development and Real-Time Operating Systems. Kelum has a keen interest in advance concepts in Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns and he is a clean code addict.

Colin Smith is an experienced mobile developer, musician, and startup guy currently working with a wide range of technologies. He is a co-founder and Mobile Lead of Cardinal, a startup focused on social music sharing, discovery, and analytics. He is currently the Technical Lead / Lead Developer of iOS applications at Shaw Communications as well. You may know him as Smixx, creator of the Developers rap song.