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).

We’re Still Looking For People

… 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!

Topics Outline

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…

Topic Potential Author(s)

Intro / Welcome to Windows Phone

Colin Eberhardt

The Platform (Chassis)

WillJ
Samidip Basu

The Windows Phone Developer Tools (Fx choice, tools and emulator)

Colin Eberhardt

Silverlight on Windows Phone (If I'm a SL dev, what differences do I need to be aware of)

Alex Blount

XNA on Windows Phone (ditto for XNA)

Ahmed Hakeem

Design for Windows Phone (design guidelines, Metro etc)

Gergely Orosz

James Bearne

Application Lifecycle (Tombstoning etc)

Dominic Betts

Accessing Phone Features (launchers and choosers, input features)

Pete Vickers

Pivot and Panorama Controls

Gary Pretty
Apurva Amin
Mike Hole
Alex Blount
>>> Nested Scroll Viewer in a Pivot Ben Cameron

Touch, Accelerometer and Orientation

James Ashley

Location Aware Applications and Mapping

Pete Vickers
Andy Gore
Gergely Orosz
Mike Hole

Networking on Windows Phone

 

>>> Data consumption with JSON & WCF

Andy Gore

Azure as a Cloud Based Service

Mike Hole

Push Notifications & Live Tiles

Dominic Betts

Reactive Extensions

Dominic Betts

Browser Applications

 

Security

Sasha Kotlyar

Optimising Performance (Memory usage, startup time, transitions etc)

Sasha Kotlyar

>>> Serialization

Gergely Orosz

Marketplace (designing for 1st time approval)

Sasha Kotlyar

Marketing your Application

Ian Walker

What Next?

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.