In this series of articles we are going to see the newly released Windows Phone 8 application development with the list of new features that are available with the latest SDK release of Windows Phone 8 software development kit. Prior to Windows Phone 8 we had Windows Phone 7 and 7.5 which provides a wider look into the market with its Modern UI. With the Windows Phone 8 SDK Microsoft has done quite a good enhancements that makes likes easy for the consumers and developers on their own perspective.
We are going to see in detail on the approaches and tasks that are involved in developing application for Windows Phone 8 and at the end we are also going to see on publishing the application to the Market place to get it certified. To start with first we need to make the development environment ready to develop the application. Below are some of the basic system requirements that needs to be taken care before we start developing the application.
· Operating system type:
o Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions
o 6.5 GB of free hard disk space
o 4 GB RAM
o 64-bit (x64) CPU
Kindly notice that Windows 8 Operating System is required which is of 64-bit, installing in 32 bit is not going to use rather wasting of time. So please make sure to use 64 Bit operating system along with the hardware recommendations given above. Where to Download?
Download Link for the Windows Phone 8 SDK - DOWNLOAD
Once downloaded install the SDK In the development environment and provide the necessary hardware in order to get a better performance while developing the application with out any interruptionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.
Once the SDK is installed, open Visual Studio 2012 IDE in an administrator mode and create a new Application and select the Windows Phone Project as shown in the screen below.
We can see a long list of available templates and to the notice we can see Windows Phone HTML5 App template which is a new template that will be available upon installing Windows Phone 8 SDK. This is a new feature that is introduced with Windows Phone 8 where we can develop a responsive HTML5 based Windows Phone application easily. Many other new features as well introduced in this latest release of Windows Phone 8 SDK which we are going to see in detail in this series one by one.
So to conclude this series is going to concentrate more on the latest release of Windows Phone 8 SDK with the number of features that are introduced and also we will see the development approaches for using the features one by one in the application to design and develop a good Windows Phone 8 Application.