"Mango" is the code name for the upcoming release of the Windows Phone application platform. As you've no doubt read in countless other locations, there are lots of new features and capabilities being added in "Mango" which will benefit both users as well as application developers.
In this episode, I meet with Peter Torr, from the Windows Phone Application Platform Team to specifically focus on the new multi-tasking support that "Mango" will enable. Peter also shares a few details on his favorite feature of "Mango"—its ability to organize your contacts together in "groups," which makes it easier for you to keep track of, and interact with, the people important to you.
You can find more information about Multi-Tasking on Windows Phone "Mango" here:
- Peter Torr's Blog
Peter focuses on a few different things on his blog, but has recently posted a few entries specifically dealing with supporting background agents, alarms, and notifications that "Mango" makes available.
- Windows Phone "Mango" Training Course
MSDN has published a training kit for Windows Phone developers that will help them get up to speed with some of the new features in Windows Phone "Mango."
- Multi-Tasking and Application Switching for Windows Phone
Earlier this year, Peter had a presentation at TechEd North America where he also talked about the new multi-tasking capabilities of Windows Phone "Mango."
- Multi-Tasking in "Mango": Part II Using Background Agents
At MIX11, Peter also presented on how developers can make use of background agents in their applications, and why.
- Multi-Tasking in "Mango": Part I
Peter's MIX11 presentation was "Part II" of multi-tasking, here is "Part I," by Darin Miller, which covers multi-tasking in general.
- Windows Phone Team Blog
While not specifically focused on developer issues in general, or multi-tasking specifically, the Windows Phone Team has it's own blog, which can provide you with some news and details on what may be upcoming.
- Resources for Windows Phone "Mango" Developers
And for "Mango" development issues and insights in general, you can check this out for links to documentation and code samples as well as general discussions amongst your fellow developers.