Windows Phone 7. 5: Building Location-Aware Applications

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Packt Publishing Ltd, Jul 24, 2012 - Computers - 148 pages
This is a practical, hands-on tutorial based on real-world applications, using real-world 3rd Party APIs, teaching the essential tricks to get started in building location aware apps for Windows Phone. With plenty of images and code wherever necessary, this book will take you just a few days to get up to speed, no long weekend classes, no bible to read, a few chapters and you are off. If you are a developer who wants to develop apps for the Windows Phone 7 platform, but do not know where to begin, then this book is for you. Developers working on the Android and iPhone platform wishing to port their apps on the Windows Phone ecosystem will also find this book useful. The bundled code and apps can also help a non-developer; a smart business or sales person to quickly analyze and build new applications. This book is also aimed at Managers and Architects in the News and Entertainment industry; since two giants of this industry ( and are mentioned extensively within the book.

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Zeeshan Chawdhary has over six years of experience in the Web and Mobile space. With a career spanning from developing 3D Mobile Game development at IndiaGames to leading the location based space at Wcities Inc as the Chief Technology Officer, Zeeshan has been able to learn quite a lot in the Mobile and Web domain and quite quickly. Among the key achievements Zeeshan has pioneered is the right mix of using Open Source and Proprietary software to create a technology stack based on client's need. He has developed Location based solutions for Nokia and Motorola (for million hits per year) on a scalable cloud platform using Rackspace Cloud. He enjoys working with PHP, PostGIS, PhoneGap, iOS and Android development. He has immense experience in making startups use location data effectively for their growth, from startups like Foursquare to hotel industry big-wigs like Marriott; from mobile giant Nokia to Airline king American Airlines, he has worked with them all. Zeeshan Chawdhary currently serves as the CTO of Wcities Inc., where he is currently working with Connected Car Technologies. He can be reached on Google at and yes he does blog, once in a while at http: //justgeeks.i

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