The Windows Phone interface has been designed to make it as easy as possible for users to get to the information they need in the applications they use. In the upcoming release of Windows Phone, codenamed "Mango," there are improvements that will allow developers to provide a richer integration in the home-screen experience.
In today's episode of The Knowledge Chamber, my guest is Thomas Fennel, who is responsible for Push Notifications as well as the Live Tile support that developers will be using on Windows Phone Mango. He provides a quick demo of some of the features that application developers can now access, as well as discussing some of the details that developers need to consider when they set up their apps to use these features.
Here are some links to additional information on the topics discussed in this episode:
- Windows Phone Development Documentation
The overall developer documentation on MSDN has been updated to include details on developing applications for "Mango."
- Push Notifications
This is a direct link to the section of the documentation that provides details on Push Notification functionality and how to use it in your applications.
- Tiles for Windows Phone
This is the section of the online documentation that will help you better understand what Live Tiles are as well as the API that lets your application utilize them.
- MIX11: Enhanced Phone Notifications and Tiles for Windows Phone
Last April, Thomas did a presentation at MIX where he talked about Push Notifications and Tiles. You can get more technical details in this nearly hour-long presentation than we could get into our short episode.