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  • iPhone to Windows Phone: Group Messaging

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:16:41 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction Phone applications can interact with the stored list of contacts on the device. Common tasks to perform using contact data are making a phone call or sending an SMS (text) message. SMS is available as a feature to developers for most new smartphone class phones. iPhone and Windows Phone apps can send SMS messages to contacts from the phone's contact list so very easily. Phone Platform UI Comparisons In the screen captures below, an iPhone application (Figure 1) and a Windows P...

  • iPhone to Windows Phone: Geo-Location

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:14:37 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction A map with geolocation is a great feature to add to many application types. It can bring more information to the user's fingertips and can help to orient the content of your application to the user's current, future, or past locations. Both Windows Phone and iPhone developers have built-in support for including rich interactive maps. The demo application shown has a few simple features: Embed a street map with full zoom/pan capabilities Show the current location of the devic...

  • iPhone to Windows Phone: In-App Advertisements

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 5:12:45 PM | phoneadmin

    Introduction Advertising in smartphone applications is a proven way to generate revenue from your paid, trial, and free applications. Each phone platform has frameworks available for presenting ads with little effort on the developer's part. For iOS devices, developers can use iAds, a platform from Apple. Windows Phone developers can use the Microsoft Advertising platform and SDK. Phone Platform UI Comparisons As you can see in the iPhone (Figure 1) and Windows Phone (Figure 2) screen capt...

  • API Mapping tool - iPhone iOS

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 8:58:03 AM | Administrator

    New API mapping tool: iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 Launched today, the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform.  Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary. For example, let's say that you're planning a vacation to France. Since you don't speak the language, you'll bring a pocket travel dictionary. Having this tool will surely help you to get some idea about what you ar...

  • Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers

    Friday, April 22, 2011, 5:01:56 PM | Administrator

    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. Chapter 1: Windows Phone 7 Platform introd...

  • Chapter 7: iPhone to WP7 Application Preference Migration

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:45:34 PM | Administrator

    Application Preferences Preferences are application-specific settings that define the look and feel and behavior of an application. The user can update the preferences at any time to change the behavior of the application. 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. iPhone Application Preferenc...

  • Chapter 6: Application Lifecycle Differences Between Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:45:23 PM | Administrator

    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. iPhone and Windows Phone 7 Navigation Models Technically speaking, both the iPhone and the Windows Phone 7 allow only one applicati...

  • Chapter 5: Image Format Considerations in migration of iPhone applications to Windows Phone 7

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:45:15 PM | Administrator

    Images play a critical role in today's mobile applications. 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. If you are planning to migrate or rewrite your iPhone application to Windows Phone 7, it is important for you to reuse your existing images. However, due to differences in the format, size and resolution of images on the two plat...

  • Chapter 4: C# programming introduced to Objective-C programmers

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:45:06 PM | Administrator

    In the previous chapter, we looked at the user interface guidelines for WP7 applications. We will now dive deeper into what it takes to implement a WP7 application. In this chapter, we will look at the various C# features that map to the most common Objective-C features. We will provide code snippets which will ease your way into C# code. We will point to the key C# features that help you write safe code and enhance productivity. Introduction to Managed Programming WP7 only supports manage...

  • Chapter 3: Developer and Designer Tools Introduced to iPhone Application Developers

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:44:58 PM | Administrator

    Introduction With the release of Windows Phone 7 developer tools, Microsoft brings the user-friendly, high productivity Visual Studio Development environment to Windows Phone 7. Developers who have used Visual Studio will find a familiar environment. Even iPhone application developers familiar with XCode will find it easy to migrate to WP7 developer tools and become productive quickly. Comparing the iPhone and Windows Phone 7 ToolSet Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is a full f...

  • Developing the Geocaching application on Window Phone 7: Groundspeak experience-part 2

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:44:18 PM | Administrator

      In part 2, the Groundspeak team discuss how they made design decisions (porting existing phone apps to WP7 or not), how they ramped up on the Metro user interface concepts, and how the designers and developers worked as a team.     Watch the video: on Channel9 on Youtube.com.interopbydesign channel on your iPhone/iPod/Windows Phone 7 (H.264)   Additional links: Developing the Geocaching application on Window Phone 7: Groundspeak experience-part 1: (The...

  • Developing the Geocaching application on Window Phone 7: Groundspeak experience-part 1

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:43:44 PM | Administrator

    We've met with the Groundspeak team to discuss their experience in building the Geocaching application for Windows Phone 7.  The team share their thoughts about leveraging their experience from developing on other phone platforms and walk us through their Windows Phone 7 story. In Part 1, the Groundspeak team talks about the Geocaching story, multi-platform development and give a demo of the Geocaching applications on Windows Phone 7.   Watch the video: on Channel9 on Youtub...

  • Chapter 2: User Interface Guidelines

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:43:18 PM | Administrator

    A new UI paradigm 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. In contrast with the application-focused design of the iPhone, WP7 uses an information-centric design. Instead of an array of application icons, the start screen of a Windows Phone consists of dynamic tiles that display critical information at a glance to the user. The tiles themselves are dynamic, in that they...

  • Chapter 1: Windows Phone 7 Platform introduced to iPhone application developers

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:22:53 PM | Administrator

    New Beginning 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. For Windows Phone 7, Microsoft went back to the drawing board to figure out what phone users really want, and built a phone from the ground up. The OS, the user experience, and the application development platform have all been engineered with users in mind. The r...