DESCRIPTION Windows Phone 8 represents a major shift in Microsoft's mobile operating system strategy and in the way mobile applications are conceived, developed, and sold. Windows Phone 8 in Action covers the Windows Phone Runtime and .NET APIs used to work with a phone's sensors and hardware - the accelerometer, camera, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone. Readers will learn to write code to dial the phone, write emails, send text messages and recognize speech. They also learn how to create games and mobile applications using Visual Studio and Windows Phone SDK. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Teaches how to create, design, and sell apps Fast-paced intro to Windows Phone 8 Full coverage of Windows SDK AUDIENCE This book is written primarily for developers who have some experience working with C# and XAML-though a quick primer for XAML is provided. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY XAML allows great visual effects to be combined with the simplicity of the C# language. XAML for Windows Phone has been enriched with navigation services and a new execution model to better satisfy mobile requirements.