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If you follow me over at my own personal soapbox you’ll know I had a crazy idea to try and pull together a bunch of people to create an eBook about Windows Phone 7 development (I’ve a particular desire to create a Kindle-compatible version so if anyone has any experience of this, please get in touch).
… willing to write about Windows Phone development – please contact me via my blog or ping me at @MikeOrmond – even if the topic has a name against it below; these aren’t set in stone by any means. The more help we get the better!
Here’s a very rough outline of where we stand today – in fact I’ve had a few more offers since I last updated this and also a few suggestions for more topics. It’s beginning to feel a bit “big” and I keep having to remind myself about eating elephants one bite at a time…
Intro / Welcome to Windows Phone
The Platform (Chassis)
The Windows Phone Developer Tools (Fx choice, tools and emulator)
Silverlight on Windows Phone (If I'm a SL dev, what differences do I need to be aware of)
XNA on Windows Phone (ditto for XNA)
Design for Windows Phone (design guidelines, Metro etc)
Application Lifecycle (Tombstoning etc)
Accessing Phone Features (launchers and choosers, input features)
Pivot and Panorama Controls
Touch, Accelerometer and Orientation
Location Aware Applications and Mapping
Networking on Windows Phone
>>> Data consumption with JSON & WCF
Azure as a Cloud Based Service
Push Notifications & Live Tiles
Optimising Performance (Memory usage, startup time, transitions etc)
Marketplace (designing for 1st time approval)
Marketing your Application
So there you go. All we have to do now is write some words and form them into a large document we can call an eBook. Preferably Kindle compatible. And maybe orderable in print form. Easy.