Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling Windows Phone, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
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…Windows Phone has a small but growing contingent…of followers, from both end users and manufacturers.…Like iOS and Android, the hoops you need to jump…through when targeting Windows Phone are very specific and detailed.…Let me show you how to get up and running.…There are a number of ways to get there,…but a key URL for app developers is developer.windowsphone.com.…Before you start downloading the SDK from here, however, you…want to make sure that you have the right hardware.…You'll need a PC or a PC emulator running Windows 8 64 bit Pro.…
That pro extension is important, and it has to be a 64 bit machine.…When you've verified your OS, click the Download Devtools link.…The Windows Phone SDK is a self contained development system,…much like x code or the Android SDK with the clips.…Windows phone uses Visual Studio as it's primary IDE.…So if you have Visual Studio 2012 Professional or better, the…SDK just installs the necessary add ins for phone app development.…
Otherwise, it will install Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone 8.…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs