Windows Phone 7 Overview


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The release of the Windows Phone 7 operating system in 2010 opened very exciting perspectives for all .NET developers. In this session, Laurent will introduce the WP7 development tools and practices to help you create your first apps.

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Windows Phone 7 Overview

  1. 1. Laurent Bugnion (@LBugnion)<br />Director, User Experience Integration<br />IdentityMine Inc.,<br />Windows Phone 7 Overview<br />
  2. 2. The mobile phenomenon<br />Geeks knew that all along<br />Apple Newton (1987)<br />Palm (1996)<br />Tablet PCs<br />The public is finally catching up now!<br />Apple iPhone<br />Android phones<br />Tablets / Slates<br />
  3. 3. The NUI phenomenon<br />Graphical User Interface<br />Natural User Interface<br />
  4. 4. The NUI phenomenon<br />A lot of research<br />1984, Buxton and team<br />Microsoft Surface, smartphone, Slates<br />And now the benefits<br />Multitouch<br />But also new concepts (Kinect, …)<br />Technology is catching up with Hollywood<br />
  5. 5. A computer in the pocket<br />1GHz CPU, 8GB storage, 256MB RAM, DirectX9 GPU, 800x480 screen, 4 points multitouch, GPS, Accelerometer, Compass, 5MP camera<br />“As much power as NASAused to launch mento the Moon”<br />“(and we use that tothrow birds at pigs…)”<br />25th of May<br />
  6. 6. A new UI concept<br />“Glance & Go”<br />Live tiles<br />Legibility in the forefront<br />“Authentically digital”<br />METRO<br />
  7. 7. METRO is…<br />A set of guidelines<br />Not rules!<br />An inspiration<br />A new font<br />Segoe WP (Light, Semilight, Semibold, etc…)<br />A graphical line<br />Beautiful by default<br />Room for creativity<br />
  8. 8. Video/Demo<br /><br />
  9. 9. Coding for WP7<br />Two frameworks<br />Silverlight for applications<br />XNA for games<br />Probably the best tools in the mobile landscape<br />Visual Studio<br />Expression Blend<br />And all that is free<br />
  10. 10. Demo<br />
  11. 11. Publishing WP7 apps<br />Windows Phone Marketplace<br />99 USD per year<br />100 free applications / updates<br />Unlimited paid applications<br />Publishing workflow under scrutiny<br />Some “hiccups”<br />Already working better<br />
  12. 12. And then?<br />“Mango” update<br />1500 new APIs<br />Background agents, Raw camera access, Compass, Local alerts, Sockets, XNA integration, IE9, More cultures, 32 bits graphics, Performance, SQL CE...<br />New improved tools<br />Profiler, Location simulation, Orientation simulation, Shake simulation, etc<br />And then…<br />Developer conference, Anaheim, 13-16 Sep 2011<br />
  13. 13. More info<br />Windows Phone 7 Deep DiveToday, 14:05 – 15:05<br />Windows Phone App Hub<br />
  14. 14. Q&A<br />Twitter: @LBugnion<br /><br />
  15. 15. © 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.<br />The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.<br />