If you have been developing iPhone
applications and are interested in building your applications for
Windows Phone 7, this guide is for you.
The guide will cover what you need to know to add Windows Phone 7 development to your skill set, while leveraging what you have already learned building iPhone applications.
In addition, use the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone API mapping tool to find your way around when you discover the Windows Phone platform.
On October 11th Microsoft announced the release of Windows Phone 7 on 10 devices from a variety of manufacturers all over the world. Thousands of applications are already available on the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 uses a novel user interface called Metro. It sets itself apart with its clean and simple design and emphasis on color and typography.
iPhone application developers familiar with XCode will find it easy to migrate to WP7 developer tools and become productive quickly
Applications engage users visually with images rather than with use of the written word. It is important to account for resources such as images, video, and audio when you plan your Windows Phone 7 project.
In this chapter, we are going to look at the navigation model of the Windows Phone 7. We will examine the various application states needed to support the navigation model, and what the developer needs to do to support those application states and the transitions between them. We will then look at what the developer needs to do to duplicate iPhone multitasking.
Both iPhone and Windows Phone provide easy means to update application settings. They both follow a similar philosophy of ease of use and simplicity. However, they follow different ways for presenting and implementing application preferences.
on Windows Phone 7, notifications play a very important and prominent role. The application notifications make the Windows Phone 7 tiles come alive. The notification mechanisms are used to display the most up-to-date status of the application that reflects the events of interest to the user. The tiles work with the notifications to bring information to the user. The user does not have to open the application to the see the updated status.
This section contains sample iPhone and Windows Phone applications along with documentation.