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Introduction to Windows Phone 8.1 development

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  • Windows Phone 8.1 comes with a new improved Maps control. As before, there is good support for geolocation, but 8.1 brings support for geofencing. You can set up to 1000 circular geofences (a radius around a geolocation) and when the user passes through a geofence, a background task can be triggered allowing you to run some code to alert the user or perform other relevant processing.
  • The absence of video editing support is a major application gap on Windows Phone today. In WP 8.1we are delivering a new APIs, Windows.Media.Editing with hardware transcoding support including support for:
    Quickly building a basic Video Trimming app (Windows XAML 8.1 and Windows Phone Silverlight 8.0 and 8.1)
    Complex tasks such as stitching clips. (Windows XAML 8.1)
    Adding Audio and Video Effects (Windows XAML 8.1)

    There is a new Background Audio API for Windows XAML 8.1
    Two process model
    New MediaPlayer API
    Start second process through AppX manifest
    Support for the new Windows 8.1 System Media Transport Controls
    Improved cross-process communication

    There is support for developing Microsoft Media Foundation applications for Windows Phone 8.1:
    Create MFTs (MSDN for modern apps usually calls these Media Extensions)
    Support for adding local codecs via software
  • Bluetooth LE is exploding! The ‘Internet of Things’ phenomena means that more and more smart objects are being equipped with sensors and Bluetooth LE radios. We have great APIs in Windows Phone 8.1 to connect to these devices, such as heart rate monitors and smart key fobs, including the ability to trigger background tasks when a connection id made or lost to a device.
    We also have good support for more legacy RFComm device services.
  • Microsoft has always been good at ‘enterprise’ though we heard from our customers that Windows Phone 8 did not have all the features they needed.
    In WP8.1, there is great support for the features enterprises need, including massively improved device management, support for client certificates when using SSL, availability of the full Windows Runtime cryptography libraries, enterprise Wi-Fi, app-triggered VPN support, S/MIME to encrypt email and enhanced facilities for enterprises to manage the apps installed on fully-managed devices.

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  • 1. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Developing for Windows Phone 8.1 Dan Ardelean MVP Client Development Nokia Developer Champion dan@xpresscode.eu @danardelean
  • 2. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Huge thanks to our sponsors & partners!
  • 3. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# • Windows Phone 8.1 • Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Platform • New features for developers • Getting Started • Developer Choices AGENDA
  • 4. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# WINDOWS PHONE 8.1
  • 5. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Phone 8: Momentum
  • 6. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Start screen: More tiles More personal
  • 7. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Cortana: Your PERSONAL Digital Assistant
  • 8. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Many New Features for Users
  • 9. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# 2014: Windows Phone 8.1 Hardware Decrease HW cost floor (support 8x26, Qualcomm Reference Design) Dual-SIM support Apps to help you get more out of your data plan: DataSense 2.0, Wi-Fi Sense, Storage Sense, Battery Sense
  • 10. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Getting Windows Phone 8.1 http://dev.windowsphone.com http://appstudio.windowsphone.com
  • 11. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
  • 12. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 DEVELOPER PLATFORM
  • 13. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# One Windows Apps come to life on Windows • Live tile improvements • Action Center for smart notifications • Background execution + triggers • Bluetooth-LE support for wearables • Internet Explorer 11 improvements Designed once; engaging everywhere • Converged developer platform • Converged app model • Shared app identities + entitlement • Unified push services (via WNS)
  • 14. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Convergence Windows Phone 7.5 Windows Phone 8.0 Convergence Begins with IE • WP 7.5 shipped with IE9 • Same rendering engine as Windows • Same JavaScript engine as Windows Converged Core (NT kernel) • Common kernel & file system • Kernel mode driver framework • Secure boot & storage encryption (BitLocker) • Core networking stack Developer Platform • Partial API convergence (focus on sensors & IAP) • Native Code (C++) and DirectX • IE10 Converging the Dev Platform • More skillset reuse • More code reuse • More seamless app experiences Aligning the Stores • Shared dev registration • Shared entitlement Common Core Platform • Proximity & Location • Security & identity • Task scheduler
  • 15. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# API Convergence Windows Runtime (WinRT) Dramatic convergence in 8.1 • Goal is 100% convergence for dev scenarios • In 8.0, we had ~30% API convergence • With 8.1, we move well past 90%+ convergence
  • 16. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Developer Platform in 8.1 | | Legend
  • 17. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Programming Models
  • 18. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# BUILDING A SHARED WINDOWS PHONE & STORE APP DEMO
  • 19. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# NEW FEATURES FOR DEVELOPERS IN WINDOWS PHONE 8.1
  • 20. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Converged Windows XAML Apps • One Visual Studio ‘Universal app’ project template for your app • Shared dev and test tooling for both platforms
  • 21. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Phone app using JavaScript & HTML
  • 22. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Common canvas for Screen Diversity 10” tablet 7” tablet 6” 5” 4.5” Infinite virtual canvas 166 Logical DPI
  • 23. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# View Pixels 12:38 width height “raw” pixels 12:38 width height “view” pixels divide by scale factor
  • 24. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Scale Factor 12:38 width (inch) pixels scale factor = pixels / width x platform constant scale factor minimum of 1.0, rounded to nearest 0.2 platform constant depends on viewing distance of device (phone/tablet/PC)
  • 25. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# View Pixels 12:38 540 960 5.5” 12:38 5.5” 720 1280 12:38 5.5” 1080 1920 450 800 “view” pixels
  • 26. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Emulator support
  • 27. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Converged Controls 80% exact same XAML 20% custom Common Signature Button CheckBox RadioButton ProgressBar Slider ToggleSwitch Hub Pivot ListView GridView
  • 28. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Tailoring UI to each platform On Windows Phone 8.1 … and on Windows 8.1
  • 29. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Animations Signature Phone animations built in – Page Navigation – PointerDown/Up (Tilt) – Page Rotation – Escalator for MenuFlyout (context menu) – Readerboard ThemeTransitions / ThemeAnimations – Same API as on Windows – Key animations updated to match Phone UX
  • 30. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Multitasking: Background tasks and Triggers Task TimeTrigger PUSH Notification LocationTrigger PushNotificationTrigger MaintenanceTrigger InternetAvailable NetworkStateChange TimeZoneChange
  • 31. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Shared Tiles and Notification Services Windows Notification Service (WNS) • Shared push service for Windows + Phone • Improved queuing to limit lost notifications due to intermittent network connectivity Tile templates + toasts • Shared tile templates (more!) • Periodic tile updates • Toasts
  • 32. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Action Center Action Center – Central location to surface missed notifications – Apps can intelligently manage notifications (silently add, update, and delete notifications)
  • 33. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Data Roaming and Data Backup Device B WP 8.1 – PFN 12345 Roaming Local Local Cache Temp Device A WP 8.1 App Roaming Local Local Cache Temp Backup [Device A] • Local – Primary local store – Can be backed up to users’ OneDrive • Roaming – Data roamed cross-device – Limited to 100kb • Temp – Temporary storage – Cleaned up in low storage condition
  • 34. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Share Contract
  • 35. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Maps and Geofencing
  • 36. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Media, Media Editing and Background Audio
  • 37. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Bluetooth LE Heart rate monitors and other sensors Proximity detectors (Key finder) Developers can use the Bluetooth GATT APIs to access Bluetooth LE services, descriptors, and characteristics Bluetooth RFComm Connect, host, and communicate with Bluetooth RFCOMM device services Devices using Serial Port Profile (SPP) are supported Client and server Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) Background Tasks and Triggers App can receive Bluetooth data when its running in the background Launch when a Bluetooth event occurs Bluetooth
  • 38. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# DEMO BLE – HEART RATE MONITOR
  • 39. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Enterprise Enhancements Mobile device management (MDM) More policy support Client Certificate authentication Convergence with Windows cryptography APIs Wi-Fi & VPN S/MIME Application management
  • 40. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Identity, identification, SSO Microsoft Account SSO Web Authentication Broker (WAB) Authenticate to online service providers over Oauth SSO mode enables user to completely bypass log-in page Simple API CredentialLocker Windows.Security.Credentials APIs to store credentials (user name, password) securely Isolation: Apps can only access their own credentials Credentials roam across trusted devices (works for WAB and IE too!)
  • 41. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Better HTML5 support Ability to code pinning behavior • Specify high-resolution site icons • Live tiles using notifications Professional quality video • Adaptive streaming • Secure viewing • Accessibility improvements WebGL support Web spec based on OpenGL ES 2.0, to enable use of low-level 3D graphics APIs on web sites and HTML-based apps Rich user interactions • Screen + device orientation APIs • Pre-fetch and pre-render
  • 42. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# SDK Emulator improvments Hyper-V based emulator improvements: Network Multi-touch emulation with mouse SD card Location improvements Push simulation Locally simulate push notifications Save and load data samples
  • 43. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Phone Power Tools AppVerifier Find resource leaks and vulnerabilities in native apps Performance Monitor Real time diagnostics Performance Recorder ETW trace capturing
  • 44. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# And more
  • 45. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# GETTING STARTED
  • 46. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Dev Center
  • 47. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# The tools http://dev.windows.com http://dev.windowsphone.com
  • 48. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# PC Requirments Supported operating systems Windows 8.1 (x86 or x64) Hardware 4 GB of free disk space 1.5 GB of RAM (recommended) 64-bit (x64) motherboard To use the Windows Phone Emulators Windows 8.1 Pro or higher (for Hyper-V) and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) Min 4GB RAM
  • 49. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Windows Developer Account
  • 50. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# DEVELOPER CHOICES
  • 51. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Programming Models
  • 52. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Application Lifecycle: Silverlight vs WinRT Tombstoned Not running Running LaunchingClosing DeactivatingActivating Dormant Not running Running OnLaunched SuspendingResuming Suspended
  • 53. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Choices Approach Pros & Cons Keep using Silverlight 7.x/8 (Windows Phone 8 platform) Pros  Will run on Windows Phone 8.1 (app compatibility), still runs on earlier Windows Phone devices Cons  Will not take advantage of new platform capabilities  Will not enable targeting of Windows Use Silverlight 8.1 (Move Silverlight app into new execution stack and app package) Pros  Enables existing Silverlight apps to take advantage of nearly all new APIs and platform capabilities Cons  Will not enable targeting of Windows  Will not run on Windows Phone 8 devices Use Windows XAML platform Pros  Enables targeting of Windows and Windows Phone  Takes full advantage of new APIs and platform capabilities  Better performance & reduced memory use Cons  Will not run on Windows Phone 8 devices
  • 54. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Silverlight Only
  • 55. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Upgrade Silverlight 8.0 to 8.1
  • 56. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 PRINCIPLES Primary features: Existing Windows Phone 8 apps run flawlessly Windows Runtime XAML platform and HTML/WinJS support brings convergence with Windows 8.1, and is faster and uses less memory than Silverlight The core of an app can be built once for Windows and Windows Phone; you can share elements of UI, though it’s best to tailor the user experience for each platform Convergence is not just in the developer platform: it spans tools, store, commerce Developer investment in the existing Silverlight platform is protected: Existing Silverlight apps can be upgraded to access new Windows Phone 8.1 platform capabilities
  • 57. Premium community conference on Microsoft technologies itcampro@ itcamp14# Q & A