Developers looking for a tad of help when it comes to starting creating applications for Windows Phone Mango, should have a look at a great collection of resources available free of charge from Microsoft.
In August, I was telling Softpedia readers about a Windows Phone Mango Jump Start designed to provide free app development training focused on the next major iteration of WP.
The 14 free videos that are currently live on Microsoft’s Channel9 feature content shared at the Windows Phone Mango Jump Start by MVPs Rob Miles and Andy Wigley.
“The "Building Applications for Windows Phone "Mango" Jump Start" was hosted by Microsoft Learning as a follow-up to last year's Windows Phone 7 Jump Start sessions,” the software giant stated.
“Mobile application developers rave about the fast-paced, demo-rich, real-world and often-times humorous approach Rob and Andy use to deliver this timely content. Now that "Mango" has made such a huge splash in the industry, we've asked them to put together another great course.”
I included a complete list with links to all the Windows Phone Mango Jump Start videos at the bottom of this article.
Also below, users will be able to find embedded the first video of the series, which they can watch in order to assess whether the remaining resources are worth their time.
According to the Redmond company, the training will help devs build cool applications and games targeting Windows Phone Mango.
“During this module, Rob and Andy outline how to create Windows Phone applications using Visual Studio. This introductory content covers how to create Windows Phone solutions, edit program source files, and add and manage program resources, build and run the solution,” Microsoft said referring to the video below.
“Next, they demonstrate options for debugging solutions using the Windows Phone Emulator or an actual device as well as managing the solution properties for deployment in the marketplace.”
Mango Jump Start (01): Building Windows Phone Apps with Visual Studio 2010
Mango Jump Start (02): Silverlight on Windows Phone—Introduction
Mango Jump Start (03): Silverlight on Windows Phone—Advanced
Mango Jump Start (04): Using Expression to Build Windows Phone Interfaces
Mango Jump Start (05): Windows Phone Fast Application Switching
Mango Jump Start (06): Windows Phone Multi-tasking & Background Tasks
Mango Jump Start (07): Using Windows Phone Resources
(Bing Maps, Camera, etc.)
Mango Jump Start (08a): Application Data Storage on Windows Phone | Part 1
Mango Jump Start (08b): Application Data Storage on Windows Phone | Part 2
Mango Jump Start (09): Using Networks with Windows Phone
Mango Jump Start (10): Tiles & Notifications on Windows Phone
Mango Jump Start (11a): XNA for Windows Phone | Part 1
Mango Jump Start (11b): XNA for Windows Phone | Part 2
Mango Jump Start (12): Selling a Windows Phone Application