A lap around Windows Phone 8.1

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The slidedeck for my talk at RealDolmen on April 23th 2014 …

The slidedeck for my talk at RealDolmen on April 23th 2014

Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 at Build. I took it for a spin and saw that it is GOOD! Join me in a lap around new features in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK and learn all about Geofencing, universal apps, file access, triggers and much much more. A big part of this session will be focused on the differences between Windows Phone Silverlight apps and Windows Phone Runtime apps.

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  • Background agents expect the SL CLR while background tasks need the runtime CLRThings will go terribly wrong when mixing bothhttp://nokiatheone.com/2014/04/06/with-windows-phone-8-1-what-has-changed-in-background-things-you-should-know/
  • http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/alex_golesh/2014/04/02/whats-new-in-windows-phone-8-1-app-lifecycle-and-navigation-part-3-out-of-5/

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  • 1. Windows Phone 8.1 @NicoVermeir A lap around 23/04/2014
  • 2. @NicoVermeir Nico_vermeir @hotmail.com www.spikie.be Who am I? 23/04/2014
  • 3. Agenda  Whats new  Emulator  Two APIs? WTF?  Background Tasks  Navigation  App lifecycle  Sharing  Universal apps 23/04/2014
  • 4. 23/04/2014 WHAT’S NEW? Speed dial Ghost notifications Custom lockscreen Dual Sim support Custom SMS apps New app lifecycle VPN Mail notification icon Action Center Seperate volume controls QHD resolution Weekview Swipe keyboard Slide to close app Native Youtube player Geofencing Auto-update New screenshot button Friggin’ Cortana! Share between apps Bluetooth LE Background images Sync between WP / Win8 Install apps on SD Sense apps Podcasts Universal apps
  • 5. Controls 23/04/201 4
  • 6. 23/04/201 4
  • 7. DEMO Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator 23/04/2014
  • 8. TWO API SETS Windows Phone 8.1 23/04/2014
  • 9. Silverlight 23/04/201 4
  • 10. Runtime Similar to Windows Store Runtime 23/04/201 4 Simil
  • 11. DEMO Two APIs 23/04/2014
  • 12. Background Tasks  Works in both SL and Runtime  Don’t mix Background agents (WP8.0) with Background tasks (WP8.1) 23/04/2014
  • 13. DEMO Background tasks 23/04/2014
  • 14. SL vs WinPRT Some agents not available in RT  Continous background location  Run under lockscreen  VOIP  Wallet 23/04/2014
  • 15. Geofencing  Location based background task trigger 23/04/2014
  • 16. DEMO Geofencing 23/04/2014
  • 17. Navigation – WP8.0 NavigationService.Navigate(new Uri("/Views/HomePage.xaml", UriKind.Relative)); 23/04/2014
  • 18. Navigation – WP8.1 rootFrame.Navigate(typeof(HomePa ge), e.Arguments); 23/04/2014
  • 19. WP8.1 Silverlight  Same Page and Frame Navigation Model as 8.0  Fast App Resume is enabled by default  Apps can opt into being suspended on Back System.Windows.Navigation.NavigationService.Pa useOnBack 23/04/2014
  • 20. WP8.1 XAML apps  Different back button behaviour 23/04/2014
  • 21. DEMO XAML apps Back button 23/04/2014
  • 22. Sharing  Share data with other apps  Receive shared data 23/04/2014
  • 23. DEMO Sharing 23/04/2014
  • 24. Old world 23/04/201 4
  • 25. New world 23/04/201 4
  • 26. Universal apps  Share code and even views between WP8.1 and Win8.1  Can only use WP8.1 Runtime  Use #if to differentiate platforms 23/04/2014
  • 27. Universal apps What works  Live tiles  Toasts  Background tasks  XAML (sort of) 23/04/2014
  • 28. Universal apps What doesn’t work  Alarms  Reminders  Lens  GPS background  Lockscreen picture  Camera chooser  XAML (sort of) 23/04/2014
  • 29. DEMO Universal apps 23/04/2014
  • 30. Universal apps - resources • Shared Project Reference Manager http://bit.ly/1ibqSm1 • Universal app samples http://bit.ly/PpeeJ5 • MSDN http://bit.ly/1nDQAVA • XCC http://xcc.codeplex.com/ 23/04/2014
  • 31. QUESTIONS? Windows Phone 8.1 23/04/2014
  • 32. THANK YOU! @NicoVermeir 23/04/2014