Windows Phone Code Camp Montreal - Porting existing apps to Windows Phone


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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 CUP VIDEO 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 - Porting existing apps to Windows Phone

    1. 1. Mini-Lesson: Porting existingapps to Windows PhoneFrédéric HarperDeveloper Evangelist @ Microsoft Canada@fharper |
    2. 2. Bad News: There is no silver bullet.Porting your app to Windows Phone will requireeffort on your part.There is no code generator (at least today) thatcan take iOS, Android or other platform code andmagically make it into a Windows Phone app. But we do offer guidance:
    3. 3. Interoperability Bridges: Your Friend3
    4. 4. A Tour Around Interoperability Bridges
    5. 5. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone Do not make your app behave 1 exactly the same as it does on the original platform5
    6. 6. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone Take advantage of the Windows 2 Phone platform to differentiate your app6
    7. 7. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone Embrace Metro. If you do, it will 3 make your app look like an extension of the platform.7
    8. 8. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone Scale through services. Think 4 about using the Cloud as a way to have your app consume services.8
    9. 9. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone Get to know the third party 5 controls market for Windows Phone. It’s a great place to start.9
    10. 10. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone If you’re new to Silverlight or XNA, the 6 App Hub ( is your new best friend.10
    11. 11. Tips in Porting to Windows Phone Learn how to market your app for 7 Windows Phone. This will be discussed the last mini-lesson of the day.11
    12. 12. Questions Frédéric Harper Developer Evangelist @ Microsoft Canada @fharper outofcomfortzone.net12
    13. 13. 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.