About about... Here's an Windows Phone About page sample
- Posted: Mar 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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Today's Mobile Monday project is one that's maybe not all that sexy and exciting, not something you're going to jump up and down about, it isn't a world changer, but it IS something needed in very Windows Phone 8 app. Something that every phone dev has to build, to create from scratch, a wheel reinvented all to often. So lets put a stop to that!
And there's just something about this project...
The About Page example project demonstrates how to create an advanced "About" or "Information" page for your Windows Phone applications.
Almost all applications have an "About Page" which provides information about the app:
- Application name;
- Application version
- Brief details
This project delivers an example template "About page" app which additionally includes features to:
- Rate the application
- Send feedback to the author
- Share application by email
- Share application by social networks
Beyond a simple About, I like how it includes the rating/feedback/email/sharing features.
Also of note is that there's both Windows Phone 7 AND Windows Phone 8 versions.So if you're in one camp or the other, they have you covered.
Finally, make sure you checkout the other samples on the Nokia Developer Portal. These are not just for Nokia phones, you know... (well you do now!)