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Getting Started with Windows Phone development - for students

Getting Started with Windows Phone development - for students



How to get the tools, develop and test your app, and how to publish it to the marketplace.

How to get the tools, develop and test your app, and how to publish it to the marketplace.



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    • GET INSTANDOUT BUILD YOUR DREAM APP, AND BE PART OF THE NEXT BIG THING IN PHONE DEVELOPMENT. Windows Phone as a platform is wide open to innovation and creativity. It does things differently. And now so can you. This is your chance to be seen. Be unique. Be part of the new movement in mobile that’s happening on campuses worldwide. GO UNDERGROUND. WHERE CURIOUS, CREATIVE STUDENTS ARE MOBILIZING. This guide will point you to professional-level developer tools, resources, and memberships– at no charge to students. With Windows Phone A GETTING STARTED GUIDE comes an active, informed, and motivated colony For students who code of help for students like you.
    • 3 SIMPLE STEPSTO GET STARTED: DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE DEV TOOLS BUILD AND TEST YOUR APP PUBLISH YOUR APPYou know your way around source code. You see the advantage that learning new development skills brings to your résumé. Let us hook you up with theprofessional tools you need to unleash your creativity and share your apps with the world. 2
    • DOWNLOAD YOURFREE DEV TOOLS UP YOUR GAME Did you know as a student you can get professional level developer and designer tools at no cost to you through Microsoft DreamSpark? GET THE WINDOWS PHONE SDK 7.1 NOW! Get step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for DreamSpark. WE RECOMMEND Any way you look at it, $0 is a small price to pay for all the tools, code and resources to create awesome phone apps. GET THE WINDOWS PHONE GO HERE and download the Windows Phone DEVELOPER TOOLS developer tools. This download contains all of the tools you need to build a Windows Phone application or game including Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express and more. 3
    • BUILD GETTING STARTED GUIDE For students comfortable with codingAND TEST ‘Hello World’ App built in Windows Phone Emulator in Visual Studio 2010YOUR APPBUILDREADY TO DIVE IN?A great place to start is with QuickStarts. Theseguides give you step-by-step instructions anddemos of the most common tasks when building WANT TO BUILD A GAME APP? DO YOU PREFER TO LEARN WITH EXISTING CODE?apps. You can quickly skip around to the demos To begin creating games for Windows Phone,you most need. check out the game development resources. If you’re looking for code resources that are easy These resources include pointers to getting to modify and experiment with, check out these:This Jump Start video is a great overview to the started guides, as well as game starter kits. - Sample code to experiment with Windowsbasics of building your Windows Phone Appusing Microsoft Visual Studio. If this seems a bit Phone Platform.too fast paced, check out the Windows Phone - Silverlight Toolkit for open source code,Development for Absolute Beginners. It provides samples and docs, plus design-time support.short videos to guide you each step of the way. - How-to Index helps you to complete a task by presenting a series of procedures, a code example, or both. 4
    • ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE WINDOWSPHONE PLATFORM? TEST DEVELOP FOR A CAUSE Team Lifelens was a Worldwide Finalist in this year’sThere’s a ton of new functionality for you to EMULATE THIS Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. The group was made up of students from UC Davis, UCLA,explore with the latest Windows Phone operating No phone, no problem. The SDK comes with a University of Central Florida, and Harvard Business School.system. This training course walks you through the Windows Phone emulator. Build your code, debug With ingenuity, they attached a tiny microscope lens tolatest features of this platform, which allows you to it, and watch your code come to life on your PC. a Windows Phone camera to magnify blood cells andset your app apart. devised a phone application that could detect and PUT YOUR APP THROUGH THE PACES diagnose malaria. Their innovative app is now assistingALREADY BUILT APPS ON ANOTHER health workers in third world nations to control the Before your app can be published to the world, spread of disease conditions.PHONE PLATFORM? it must meet specific certification requirements.These resources will cover what you need to Your app must:port your existing apps to the Windows Phone - be reliableplatform. This will enable you to share your apps - make efficient use of resourcein multiple marketplaces. - not interfere with phones functionality - For iPhone Application Developers - be free of malicious software - For Android Application Developers To help guide you see this detailed list of all - For Symbian Qt Application Developers requirements for certification. This test kit is also helpful: Windows Phone Marketplace Test Kit 5
    • PUBLISH YOUR APP STUDENTS MAKE MONEY Two first time phone app developers chose the Windows Phone platform because it was a clean slate with a great opportunity to get noticed. Computer science majors, Jake Poznanski and Sam Kaufmann, teamed up to build ad-supported apps for the Windows Phone marketplace. “With the Windows Phone 7 Ad SDK you can plug and play with just a couple lines of code,” says Poznanski. CHICKEN SOLITAIRE MARS JEWEL3 CHAIN PIRATES They focused on popular card games and optimized IMPLOSION RUNNER REACTION ASSAULT the user experience for game play on a Windows FREE Phone. In just 4 months they grossed over $12,000. TOP APPS BUILT BY STUDENTS Their apps continue to be in the Top 50 Free Apps list.IT’S YOUR TIME TO STAND OUT. BE SEEN. EARN MONEY.Create your membership now at App Hub, You can submit your apps and games to Appthe marketplace for Windows Phone. Hub for sale or as free downloads in the Windows Phone Marketplace.The $99 annual fee is waived if you select“Student” as you are registering. You will need 1.) Upload your applicationto get verified as a student through Microsoft 2.) Provide the application descriptionDreamSpark which is super easy. That’s money 3.) Set the application pricingyou can spend on yourself. 4.) Submit your applicationAs a member of App Hub, you’ll find a vibrant See the detailed submission walkthrough.colony of developers to support you in buildingand publishing your phone apps and games. We have ad monetization best practices for youYou can connect with newbies as well as the and training videos that help you make money.very top phone app developers. Get the latestWindows Phone news, swap programming tips,and get smarter through active forums.Read step-by-step instructions on how toregister at AppHub. 6
    • RESOURCESRECAPIf you have a printed version of this Guide, and cannot click the links of the recommended resources,we have provided the complete URL to direct you to the proper webpage. DOWNLOAD Game development resources PUBLISH http://create.msdn.com/en-us/education/gamedevelopmentWindows Phone SDK 7.1 Sample code Membership at App Hubhttp://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27570 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx http://create.msdn.com/en-US/home/membershipMicrosoft DreamSpark Silverlight Toolkit Submit your application and confirmationwww.dreamspark.com http://silverlight.codeplex.com/ http://create.msdn.com/en-US/home/about/app_submission_ walkthrough_submitVisual Studio 2010 Professional How-To Index for Windows Phonehttps://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=25 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg278408(VS.92).aspx Videos to help you make money http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/video/gg703754Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate Windows Phone Training Coursehttps://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductId=31 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wp7mangotrainingcourse.aspx Ad monetization best practices http://advertising.microsoft.com/wwdocs/user/en-us/forpublishers/ Ad-in-Apps-Monetization%20Best%20Practices_3-1-2011.pdf iPhone Application Developers BUILD AND TEST http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/articles/windows- phone-7-guide-for-iphone-application-developers Android Application DevelopersQuickStarts http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/articles/windows-http://create.msdn.com/en-us/education/quickstarts phone-7-guide-for-android-application-developers Find a community of studentJump Start video Symbian Qt Appplication Developers developers that are creating cool apps.http://channel9.msdn.com/blogs/egibson/windows-phone-7-jump- http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/articles/windows- It’s happening underground:start-session-1-of-12-introduction phone-7-guide-for-symbian-qt-application-developers findyourcolony.comWindows Phone Development for Requirements for Certifications facebook.com/#!/microsoftstudentAbsolute Beginners http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh184843(v=VS.92).aspxhttp://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-7-Development- twitter.com/#!/ms_studentfor-Absolute-Beginners Windows Phone Marketplace Test Kit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh394032(v=VS.92).aspx 7