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1 Why Windows Phone? PRESENTED BY JEREMIAH ISAACSON

2 Windows Phone

3 Outline  Why develop for Windows Phone?  How do I get started?  How do I submit my awesome app to the Windows Phone Marketplace?  Now that I’ve submitted my sweet app, what should I do now?  Resources  Questions

4 Why develop for Windows Phone?  It’s awesome  It’s easy  Support for multiple development languages:  C++  C#  Visual Basic  Make some sweet green (cash money)  Make the world a better place

5 Comparisons  Windows Phone vs. Android  Supporting Android apps is a nightmare (screen resolutions/hardware)  Android has a cluttered marketplace (more competition)  Windows Phone (in my opinion) has a lower learning curve  Your app is more likely to succeed on Windows Phone

6 Comparisons  Windows Phone vs. Apple’s iOS  Windows Phone has a lower learning curve  Apple’s app approval process can be timely and difficult  Apple introduced ARC to help developers with memory leaks but it is still possible to end up leaking memory  Xcode seems to require full project cleans often  Apple is strict

7 Comparisons  Windows Phone vs. Blackberry  Windows Phone has surpassed Research In Motion’s Blackberry  The Blackberry operating system needs a major overhaul before many consumers will consider the phone as an option

8 Why develop for Windows Phone?  More Windows Phone Benefits  Windows Phone has the best emulator (in my opinion)  Full simulated device tilt  GPS point mapping scenarios  Screenshots for marketing you app or Marketplace submission  Fast emulator boot and app deployment  Marketplace Test Kit  Language localization for global apps is simple  Even more awesome new features with the release of Windows 8 SDK

9 How do I get started?  Windows Phone 7  To develop Windows Phone 7 apps you will need  Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition (free) (link) (dreamspark)linkdreamspark  Windows Phone 7 SDKs (installs the project templates for Visual Studio link)  System requirements (link)link  Dev Center Account (physical device app deployment and Marketplace distribution) (dreamspark)Marketplace dreamspark  Windows Phone 8  To develop for Windows Phone 8 you will need  Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition (free) (link)link  Windows 8 Pro (or better)  Windows Phone 8 SDK (link)link  System requirements (link)link  Dev Center Account (physical device app deployment and Marketplace distribution) (dreamspark)Marketplace dreamspark

10 Demos

11 Resources  Dreamspark (free Microsoft Software for Students)  https://www.dreamspark.com/ https://www.dreamspark.com/  Windows Phone Dev Center (where you publish apps to the Marketplace)  https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us  Pluralsight (Developer Training for Windows Phone(3 months free for students))   My Blog on Windows Phone Development   My twitter

12 Questions

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