Grab your scuba gear because we’re diving into new WP8 features
Windows Phone 8 ushered in a bunch of new APIs to hook into. I am providing my Dvlup’rs with a one-on-one training experience via email (and soon, via Skype). Take a look at the topics below. I will do a mini-code camp with you on a topic of your choice, then we can apply what you’ve learned to your app idea.
The goal is for you to have a working app at the end of our session that you can submit to the store, as an added bonus I’ll give you a Lumia 800 when you publish the app! If you do not have a Windows Phone DevCenter account, I will take care of that as well.
Choose a topic (unless you have prior WP experience, we’ll cover topics 1 – 5)
- Introducing WP8 Development
- Designing WP8 Applications
- Building WP8 Applications & Async (2 sessions)
- Files and Storage
- WP8 Application Lifecycle
- WP8 Background Agents
- Local Database
- Tiles and Lockscreen Notifications
- Push Notifications
- Using Phone resources
- App to App Communication
- Network Communication
- Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth
- Using Speech
- Maps and Location
- Wallet and In-app Purchase (2 sessions)
- Windows Phone Store
- Enterprise Publishing and Distribution
- Developing for Windows 8 and WP8
We’ll go at your pace and make sure you understand the current topic before moving on. Your homework will be your app, I am dedicating my personal time to help you guys/gals succeed, so I expect you to give it an honest shot. If you think you’re ready to be an awesome WP8 developer, send me an email with ”Deep Dive” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t get back to immediately, hang tight. I’ll respond as soon as possible as I’m sure this is going to be a popular post.
Here is a quick map that Matthias Shapiro uses, it’s a great reference:
NOTE: You must be in the US and not in California, Texas or New York for me to do this for you (If you’re in one of those regions, I will connect you to your Nokia ambassador). If it were up to me, I’d do this for everyone in the world, but I only have so much time and I need to take care of my region’s devs first. I do plan on doing a prerecorded course, but I don’t know how soon. The same material above can also be found at one of the Windows Phone Jumpstart series near you (its the same course).