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1 WP7 Statistics & Frameworks JustinAngel, baynetug.org

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4 What is this talk about?  Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Stats  Prerequisites : WP7 & Silverlight  Research Methodology  Interesting Statistics  Quick Overview  Top frameworks  Based JustinAngel.net/WindowsPhone7MarketplaceStatistics

5 Research Methodology  Downloaded WP7 Marketplace on 8/15  Marketplace APIs described publicly  Unzipped the downloaded XAPs  Asked some questions  Got answers

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10 Stat #0: How many apps?  Found 24,505 apps

11 Stat #1: Obfuscation  14.5% of apps are obfuscated

12 Stat #2: Silverlight, XNA

13 Stat #3: C#, VB.Net or F#

14 Stat #4: Cloned apps

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16 Stat #4: Cloned Apps  Common issue in all application stores  There are reasons to ship cloned apps  Lite / Full / Trial / Free versions  Books / Magazines  DIY Apps  etc

17 Stat #5: All Publishers percentage

18 Stat #5: Top Publishers percentage

19 Stat #6: Privileges

20 Stat #7: Frameworks  What are real devs using in real apps?  Adoption is a good indicator of quality, applicability & usability.  Cut the FUD on frameworks.  25 Lightening overviews.  +30 bullet points.

21 Fx #1: WP7 Controls SDK  Microsoft.Phone.Controls.dll is used 14,848 apps.  Contains Pivot and Panorama controls.

22 Fx #2: Silverlight Toolkit  Microsoft’s Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is used by 11,169 apps.  AutoCompleteBox  ContextMenu  DatePicker  ExpanderView  GestureService  HubTile  ListPicker  LockablePivot  LoopingSelector  LongListSelector  MultiselectList  PhoneTextBox  Transitions  TiltEffect  TimePicker  ToggleSwitch  WrapPanel  Performance- ProgressBar

23 Fx #2: Silverlight Toolkit

24 Fx #3: Blend Behaviours  Microsoft Expression Blend Behaviours, Triggers & Actions are used by 6,010 apps.  Great for designers working with XAML.  “XAML Extensions methods”.  Added on other UI elements.

25 Fx #4: Microsoft Ads  Microsoft’s Advertising ADK for Windows Phone is used by 5,760 apps.  Monetize on apps using pubCenter.  Best of breed Ads WP7 UX, API, support and documentation.

26 Fx #5: Bing Maps WP7  Microsoft’s Bing Maps SDK for Windows Phone 7 is used by 2,235 apps.  Great UX, great API, great docs.  Requires Bing Maps key.

27 Fx #6: LazyListBox  Mirosoft’s Peter Torr LazyListbox is used by 1,364 apps.  WP7 NoDo had terrible ListBox performance.  LazyListBox shows ItemTemplate while LoadedItemTemplate is loading. ItemTemplate LoadedItemTemplate

28 Fx #7: Html Agility Pack  Simon Mourier’s HTML Agility Pack is used by 1,331 apps.  Allows to scrape, scan and fix HTML pages with XPath and Linq queries.  Handles malformed HTML.  Generates HTML from DOM tree.

29 Fx #8: MVVM Light Toolkit  Laurent Bugnion’s MVVM Light Toolkit is used by 1,320 apps.  Very basic toolkit supporting MVVM.  Messenger – Loosely coupled event bus.  EventToCommand – Blend Behaviour that fires ICommands on events.  RelayCommand – Simple ICommand.

30 Fx #9: Flurry Analytics  Flurry Analytics for Windows Phone 7 is used by 1,283 apps.  Requires Flurry account.  Really big with Android and iPhone apps analytics. Organizations with existing mobile apps love Flurry.

31 Fx #10: JSON.net  James Newton JSON.net is used by 1,082 apps.  Linq to JSON.  JSON Serializer and JSON Deserializer.  WCF JSON serializer is incredibly slow and is considered a worst practice.

32 Fx #11: Coding 4fun tools  Microsoft’s Clint Rutkas's Coding4Fun Tools is used by 800 apps.  About Prompt  Color Hexagon  Color Picker  Color Slider  Input Prompt  Message Prompt  Memory Counter  Password Prompt  Progress Overlay  Round Button  Round Toggle  Super Slider  TimeSpan Picker  Toast Prompt  Value Converters  Binding Helpers

33 Fx #11: Coding 4fun tools

34 Fx #12: Hammock  Daniel Crenna’s Hammock is used by 741 apps.  REST Requests framework supporting: Async, Retry, Caching, Authentication, Tracing, Serialization and Validation.

35 Fx #13: Phone Perf Helpers  David Anson’s Phone Performance Helpers are used by 705 apps.  WP7 NoDo had terrible Listbox Perf.  DeferredLoadListBox and LowProfileImageLoader are great for ListBoxes with Images.

36 Fx #14: WCF RSS  System.ServiceModel.Syndication.dll is being used by 670 apps.  Parses (or generates) RSS and ATOM into strongly-typed classes and support LINQ querying.

37 Fx #15: SSME  Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming Media Element is used by 604 apps.  Using SSME with IIS Smooth Streaming provides video adaptive streaming over HTTP.  Contains heuristics to change bitrates based on network conditions and client properties.

38 Fx #16: Facebook C# SDK  Jim Zimmerman and Microsoft’s Nathan Totten’s Facebook C# SDK is used by 603 apps.  Fully featured framework to access Facebook data, OAuth and actions.

39 Fx #17: Telerik WP7 SDK  Telerik Windows Phone 7 SDK is used by 557 apps.  Commercial controls SDK.  Animations  ApplicationFrame  BusyIndicator  BulletGraph  Calendar  Chart  DataBoundListBox  DatePicker  DateSelector  DockPanel  Gauge  JumpList  LayoutTransform  ListPicker  LoopingList  MessageBox  NumericUpDown  PickerBox  TimePicker  TimeSelector  TransitionControl  UniformGrid  Window  WrapPanel

40 Fx #17: Telerik WP7 SDK

41 Fx #18: Google AdMob  Google AdMob ADK for Windows Phone 7 is used by 542 apps.

42 Fx #19: ImageTools  Sebastian Stehle’s ImageTools is used by 490 apps.  Loads and saves PNG, JPEG, BMP & GIF.  Applies Effects (Rotate, Flip) and filters (Sepia, Invert, GreyScale, Contrast, Brightness and Blur).  Supports reading Barcodes.

43 Fx #20: Silverlight Toolkit  Microsoft’s Silverlight Toolkit for Desktop is used by 484 apps.  Not supported on WP7.

44 Fx #21: #ziplib  SharpDevelop’s #ziplib is used by 432 apps.  Supports ZIP, FastZip, TAR and GZip file extraction and creation.

45 FX #22: MEF  Microsoft’s Managed Extensibility Frameworks is used by 398 apps.  An IoC framework that doesn’t like to be called an IoC framework.

46 Fx #23: Analytics Framework  Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework by Michael Scherotter is used by 373 apps.  Supports Google Analytics, WebTrends and 5 additional analytics providers.  Supported by UI controls and Blend.

47 Fx #24: Tombstone Helper  Matt Lacey’s Tombstone Helper  Stores state for TextBox, PasswordBox, CheckBox, RadioButton, Slider, ListBox, and ScrollViewer with a x:Name property.

48 Fx #25: Sterling OODB  Jeremy Likness’s Sterling Object Oriented Database is used by 294 apps.  Client-side OODB storing in IsoStore.  Fast and compact.

49 Fx #26 – Fx #29  Microsoft’s XML Serialization.  Alan Mendelevich’s AdDuplex SDK: WP7-only Ads library  Noah Hart’s C#- SQLite on WP7.  Davide Zordan, Laurent Bugnion and David Kelley’s WP7 MultiTouch Blend behaviours.

50 Fx #30 – Fx #34  José Ángel’s Widget Library for WP7: Enables WP7 HTML apps.  Microsoft’s Media Platform Player Framework for WP7: Fully-featured Video player.  Daniel Crenna’s TweetSharp: Twitter framework for WP7.  Microsoft’s WCF Data Services: Consume OData services.

51 FX #35 – Fx #39  John Sheehan’s RestSharp: REST API.  René Schulte’s WriteableBitmapEx: GDI+ drawing functionality.  Microsoft’s Rx (Reactive eXtensions): Linq to Events state machine.  Manfred Dalmeijer’s aldarIT SuperAds: Multiple Ad-Network Silverlight Control for Windows Phone 7.

52 Fx #40 – Fx #45:  Sergey Barskiy’s Windows Phone 7 Database: RDBMS in WP7 IsoStore.  Rob Eisenberg’s Calburn.Micro: Fully featured WP7 MVVM Framework.  Microsoft’s Windows Phone Shake Gestures Library.  Rgelb’s adMob for Windows Phone 7.  Microsoft P&P’s Prism.

53 Fx #46 – Fx #49  Karl Seguin’s Mogade Windows Phone: Server-side game services.  Simon McKenzie’s ExifLib: Reads Camera EXIF Data.  Jeff Brand’s SlickThought WP7 Trial Manager: Enhanced Trial Logic.  amCharts Quick Charts for Windows Phone 7.

54 Fx #50 – Fx #54  Shawn Wildermuth’s PhoneyTools: WP7 Helper classes.  Romeo Dumitrescu’s Windows Phone 7 Isolated Storage Explorer.  Jeff Weber and Ian Qvist’s Farseer Physics Engine.  MobFox Windows Phone 7 Ads SDK.  Damian Karzon’s DropNet DropBox C# API.

55 Fx #55  Pawel Idzikowski’s sharpSerializer: open source XML and binary serializer.

56 Thank You!  Slides  Q&A


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