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Building Apps for Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: (01a) Comparing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Part 1

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Windows 8 and Windows are not the same platform. This module will cover how they are different by going over the UI and XAML, Platform specific features and reviewing the data model and supporting code.

  • [06:15] - Windows and Windows Phone convergence
  • [13:25] - UI and XAML
  • [23:13] - Data model and supporting code
  • [27:50] - Demo - Local Storage
  • [36:08] - Platofrm-specific features

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  • sebagomezsebagomez

    We need WinJS for WP8!

  • @sebagomez:
    no we don't

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  • chanmmchanmm chanmm

    It is good but where is the link for the code sample?

  • @chanmm: The links for all the resources in this course are at this bitly bundle:  http://bit.ly/BuildForBoth

  • amramr

    how can we get this presentation I need the .ppt can we get it

  • Michel de RuiterMichel de Ruiter

    "Windows 8 and Windows are not the same platform"...? Windows Phone 8?

  • JimJim

    Why, as you said, did Microsoft dump .NET? I am told that if the apps don't get smoking and appearing, Windows 8 Phone is a bigger failure than any of the super-failures Microsoft has had in other phones?

    Why go to new APIs and us to lose synergy of the primitives these developers have and make sure they do not keep the one conceptual synergy that justified me buying a Windows Phone 8 so I could develop for it. Why do you get so excited to say that Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are NOT AT ALL the same things?????

    Gee whiz it is hard to stay pro-Microsoft. What in the world you guys thinking? I don't get it?

  • enoeno

    Well, good luck finding developers that are willing to learn a new platform x 2. Tablets & Phones should run on the same platform, like Android and iOS. Let us know when you get there.

  • Alejandro CastanAlejandro Castan

    Mr Riga,
    I saw your Video Series about Building Apps for Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and love it
    On the other hand, and sorry to bother you but I was looking all the code of them in http://bit.ly/BuildForBoth and I could not find them, for it, Could you help me to get them?
    Thanks for your time
    Alejandro Castan

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