30 Days of App Development Tips

In May I tweeted some Windows Phone development tips. So you don’t have to go through my Twitter stream, I’ve compiled all 30 of the tips here. Starting at Day 1 and all the way to Day 30, here are some app development tips! And be sure to follow me on Twitter, @creepyed!

Day 1 – Check out the User Experience Design Guidelines for #WindowsPhone! http://bit.ly/LBJOwe #wpdev #Undergr0und

Day 2 – Creating your first #WindowsPhone user interface! http://bit.ly/KgYwX0 #wpdev #Undergr0und

Day 3 – Building your first Silverlight app for #WindowsPhone http://bit.ly/LsmJxM & for XNA framework application: http://bit.ly/Kdiicv

Day 4 – Creating a Splash Screen for your #WindowsPhone application  http://bit.ly/NKJY61 #wpdev #Undergr0und

Day 5 – Adding panorama & pivot controls to your app http://bit.ly/LcdHEd & pivot controls: http://bit.ly/KHtHAH #wpdev

Day 6 – Adding an application bar to your app! XAML: http://bit.ly/Kh0vKU app bar:  http://bit.ly/Mft93n & buttons http://bit.ly/Kh0Dua

Day 7 – Changing the on-screen keyboard input scope in #WindowsPhone http://bit.ly/KLcwZ1 #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 8 – Applying Theme Resources for #WindowsPhonehttp://bit.ly/IGa0mZ #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 9 – Performing Page Navigation on #WindowsPhone http://bit.ly/JbHuPV #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 10 – Working with Tiles in #WindowsPhone Demonstration here:  http://bit.ly/L3WH2x #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 11 – Using Photos with your #WindowsPhone app. Camera capture task: http://bit.ly/JzG2om & more http://bit.ly/IEOQqz #wpdev

Day 12 – Storing files & folders with #WindowsPhone! See examples: http://bit.ly/KNN7yK #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 13 – Using the Isolated Storage Explorer Tool http://bit.ly/J32PEX (super useful!) #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 14 – Downloading data with WebClient on #WindowsPhone! Code samples: http://bit.ly/JXRgkc #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 15 – Using Launchers & Choosers with your app! Launchers for#WindowsPhone http://bit.ly/JXUggI & http://bit.ly/JQhd4P

Day 16 – Extending the Pictures Hub and picture viewer experience for #WindowsPhone. Implement these elements http://bit.ly/L11zDo #wpdev

Day 17 – Integrating with the Music & Video Hubs for #WindowsPhone http://bit.ly/I0dwK1 #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 18 – Extending the #WindowsPhone search experience with App Connect! More here: http://bit.ly/LjN0kf #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 19 – Accessing the Microphone in a Silverlight app http://bit.ly/JmkFJD #WindowsPhone #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 20 – Integrating with the FM Radio for #WindowsPhone. Set up and tune http://bit.ly/KqNgbH #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 21 – Accessing the camera image stream. Base camera app info here: http://bit.ly/MbvpYi #WindowsPhone #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 22 – Download the Windows #Azure Toolkit to add support for push notifications. http://bit.ly/K8dIIs More here http://bit.ly/JtvfPd

Day 23 – Localizing your #WindowsPhone app http://bit.ly/L7t0Pz #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 24 – Creating Trial Applications for#WindowsPhone http://bit.ly/KLis9H #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 25 – Adding ads to your #WindowsPhone application http://bit.ly/LkNZLi #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 26 – Deploying and testing your app on a #WindowsPhonedevice http://bit.ly/Kg1NJ6 #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 27 – Performance tuning your apps. Capture & analyze performance http://bit.ly/KayJ6T & fix issues http://bit.ly/MnEKwn #wpdev

Day 28 – Creating screenshots for #WindowsPhone Marketplace submission http://bit.ly/KPmISc #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 29 – Using the #WindowsPhone Marketplace test kit http://bit.ly/LQzqFf #wpdev #undergr0und

Day 30 – #WindowsPhone Marketplace submission walkthrough http://bit.ly/JNjhLB #wpdev #undergr0und

 

Happy developing!

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