Programming With Mobile Applications:
Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7

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Windows Phone 8 and Legacy Apps

Microsoft recently released Windows Phone 8 and the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Originally, I feared that the apps developed in the book wouldn't be compatible with Windows Phone 8. There is good news here:

Windows Phone 8 will support existing apps - including those created in the text book - under the Managed app category.

"Managed apps use XAML to define the user interface and Visual Basic or C# as the coding language. Existing Windows Phone apps that were written using these techniques are fully compatible with Windows Phone 8."

Updates to the apps in the book will be posted here.

You can still download the SDKs for Windows Phone 7.0 and 7.5 on the Windows Phone Dev Center site: