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  1. 1. Samidip Basu 7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone developers!
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  3. 3. Local Touch – Global Reach 7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone Developers! Samidip Basu Solutions Lead | MSFT Mobility Email: Samidip.Basu@us.sogeti.com Twitter: @samidip Blog: http://samidipbasu.com Sogeti USA 8425 Pulsar Place, Suite 300 | Columbus, OH 43240. www.us.sogeti.com www.us.sogeti.com
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  6. 6. So, what are the 7 Deadly Sins? Pride – overconfidence, failure to acknowledge, boasting .. Envy – jealousy, feelings of deprivation .. Sloth – failure to utilize .. Wrath – uncontrolled rage .. Greed – sin of excess .. Gluttony – over-indulgence/over-consumption .. Lust – excessive desires ..
  7. 7. Pride Pride is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity. Why: Well-meaning elementary school teachers told you to “believe in yourself.” Result: Overconfidence, failure to acknowledge, boasting ... OverConfidence in MarketPlace submissions Use the Marketplace Toolkit Did you know about the new Emulator Tools? Why are you not using Beta testers? Unit Test before you ship updates Device & Mom Test Isolated Storage Explorer helps in edge-case testing Be aware of common certification (Back/Artwork/Perms) & UX glitches
  8. 8. Envy Envy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation. Why: Because other people are so much luckier, smarter, more attractive, and better than you. Result: Jealousy, feelings of deprivation ... We all have equal opportunity in Windows Phone ecosystem Vendor outlook as an ISV Is your App discoverable? .. Social, Search etc. Must use App Connect Post-release Marketing Does your App have a Brand? .. Site Template App Reviews Watch out for Promotions
  9. 9. Sloth Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work. Why: You’re shiftless, lazy, and good fer nuthin’. Result: Failure to utilize resources ... Cloud & Mobility simply makes sense Look into Azure or some other vendor cloud offering Scalability & Reuse .. Windows 8 Mind your Data .. Crux of your App, Consider OData Adopt Glance & Go in Windows Phone .. Push Notifications CDNs Azure Toolkits ACS & Notification Nugets Live Connect APIs
  10. 10. Wrath Wrath is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. Why: You’re wired for it. Also, the people around you are pretty damn irritating. Result: Uncontrolled rage as developer ... Know your control Toolkits .. Do not reinvent Rich 3rd Party ecosystem Trials & Pricing Monetization of Apps .. PubCenter, AddDuplex Stay plugged-in .. @wpdevpodcast Really wonderful WPDev Community .. ask
  11. 11. Greed Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness. Why: You live in possibly the most pampered, consumerist society since the Roman Empire. Result: Sin of excess, desire for quick riches ... Method to madness .. Look at Patterns & Toolkits Localization & Globalization .. Think UX Performance matters .. Really, Know virtualization Background Agents .. Know constraints SQL CE Usage Metro Design .. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should Lots of free Icons
  12. 12. Gluttony Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. Why: Because you were weaned improperly as an infant. Result: Over-indulgence/consumption ... Resource consumption .. Know Tombstoning, Memory footprint, Checklist Threading .. Hold up nothing Caching .. Hold on to anything possible Execution Model .. Know the cycle/FAS Alarms/Reminders .. Nothing without user intervention API Exploitation .. Just don’t
  13. 13. Lust Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. Why: Oh, please. Result: Excessive desires ... Beware of bandwidth usage .. DeviceNetworkInfo, ResourceIntensiveTasks Do less on start-up Make Live Tile .. This is an absolute must Drooling? Use Emulator Skin Switcher Beware of Marketplace woes of going all out
  14. 14. Local Touch – Global Reach Questions? Thank you !! @samidip www.us.sogeti.com

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