Mobile, For Developers, For Managing IT

VST08 What's New in Windows Phone 8 for Developers


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


Windows Phone is the fabled “third version” of Windows Phone where, historically, Microsoft gets things right. True to tradition, Windows Phone 8 has a lot to offer to consumers, like new screen resolutions, multi-core devices, NFC support, IE10 and more. But it doesn’t end there: The true value of Windows Phone 8 comes from you, the developers, and the great apps you build. Come learn about all the great features in Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Phone 8 SDK to help you design even greater apps for greater profitability. We’ll cover new app models like camera lenses and location-aware background agents, VoIP capabilities, in-app purchasing, the new tile options, tooling changes, and more. We’ll also compare the Windows Phone application development model to Windows 8 and discuss how you can share assets between the two. Get ready for some great demos as we dive in the good stuff. Build Mobile Apps. Publish. Profit!

Prerequisites: Basics of Windows Phone Development, Visual Studio 2010/2012, Intermediate C#

You will learn:

  • The basics of the Windows Phone 8 SDK, how to get started in mobile development and the available tools, including the emulator.
  • How to design a Windows Phone user interface with Expression Blend or Visual Studio, which controls are available, how to extend the controls toolbox, and more.
  • About new Windows Phone 8 specific development features like in-app purchases, camera lenses, VoIP apps, background location services and more.