Mini-Lesson: Push Notifications
and Live Tiles
Frédéric Harper
Developer Evangelist @ Microsoft Canada
@fharper | outofcom...
Push Notifications and Live Tiles
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Push Notifications offer developers a way to send timely
information to their appl...
Push Notification UX Components
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Toast notifications
Tile notifications
 Default tile pinned to start
 Count, Title,...
Push Notification Architecture
Cloud Service

Windows Phone 7
MPNS
Scenarios/Popular Applications
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Weather Apps

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Weather Tile
 Warning Toast
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Chess by Post

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Link Tile
 Link T...
Live Tiles – Local Tile API
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Local tile updates (these are *not* push)
 Full control of all properties when your app...
Live Tiles – Local Tile API Continued…
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Back of tile updates
 Full control of all properties when your app
is in the fo...
Local Tile Implementation
Questions
Frédéric Harper
Developer Evangelist @ Microsoft Canada
fredh@microsoft.com
@fharper

webnotwar.ca
outofcomfortz...
The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of
Microsoft Corporation as of t...
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  • Presentation checklist-Launch Visual Studio-Launch Zune if planning to deploy to phone-connect phone to laptop-Launch Internet Explorer and have tabs for:APP HUB http://create.msdn.com/en-US/IMAGINE CUP VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOp-fUbZ26I&feature=player_embeddedDEVELOPER MOVEMENT developermovement.comDuring TechCheck you will want to test whether you have sound for the video and the sound level, if you don’t have sound bring speakers or skip the video and talk about Imagine Cup instead
  • Go to http://create.msdn.comShow where you download the toolsShow where you register as a developer (more on this later in the presentation)Show educational resources section/getting started section
  • Windows Phone Code Camp Montreal - Push Notifications and Live Tiles

    1. 1. Mini-Lesson: Push Notifications and Live Tiles Frédéric Harper Developer Evangelist @ Microsoft Canada @fharper | outofcomfortzone.net
    2. 2. Push Notifications and Live Tiles   Push Notifications offer developers a way to send timely information to their applications even when they are not around + Windows phone has the unique ability to provide the end user glanceable access to the information they care most about, via Live Tiles
    3. 3. Push Notification UX Components   Toast notifications Tile notifications  Default tile pinned to start  Count, Title, Background Count Background Title  Raw notifications Title
    4. 4. Push Notification Architecture Cloud Service Windows Phone 7 MPNS
    5. 5. Scenarios/Popular Applications  Weather Apps   Weather Tile  Warning Toast  Chess by Post  Link Tile  Link Toast   Turn Tile  Move Toast  Beezz  Unread Tile  Direct Toast Send to WP7 AlphaJax  Turn Tile  Move Toast  Seattle Traffic Map  Traffic Tile
    6. 6. Live Tiles – Local Tile API   Local tile updates (these are *not* push)  Full control of all properties when your app is in the foreground or background  Calorie counter, sticky notes MultiTile!  Create/Update/Delete  Launches directly to page/experience
    7. 7. Live Tiles – Local Tile API Continued…  Back of tile updates  Full control of all properties when your app is in the foreground or background  Content, Title, Background Content string is bigger Content Background Title   Title Flips from front to back at random interval Smart logic to make flips asynchronous
    8. 8. Local Tile Implementation
    9. 9. Questions Frédéric Harper Developer Evangelist @ Microsoft Canada fredh@microsoft.com @fharper webnotwar.ca outofcomfortzone.net 9
    10. 10. 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. © 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.

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