This course is an introduction to mobile application development, including market opportunities, challenges, and architectural models. Course covers an overview of development concepts found in Microsoft Mobile 8.1. Become familiar with the end-to-end process to install, develop, test, and distribute mobile applications. As mobile environments are changing rapidly, this course provides a broader understanding for specialization in one of these major platforms. Prepare to deal with the challenges of application development for the mobile market including limited screen size and memory, gesture based GUI, connectivity, and the variety of available phones. This hands-on class provides unique and valuable content on how to contrast the approaches taken by the major mobile players.
The first lesson walks through creating a C# Windows Phone 8.1 App
In this lesson, you learn how to gather input from the user and make decisions with that information.
This video will walk you through setting up the UI controls needed for this app.
Now that you have the UI controls setup, it is time to learn how to gather the information from those controls. Working with UI controls in the C# code is almost exactly the same to working with controls in regular windows forms applications. In this section you will also see where to put the method that calculates the user's age.
In this video see how to setup an asynchronous message box that displays the message to the user instead of using a control.
Learn how all about the Windows App Bar and how you can use it in your apps.
You can create an Application Bar by using C# or Visual Basic code that provides users with quick access to an application's most common tasks. This video will show you how!
This video will walk you through creating a ListView control in your Windows Phone app and launching the browser window when an item is clicked.
Learn how to play MP3 audio files from inside of your app. This lesson also talks about how to take pictures with the camera and save them to the internal storage.
Using the MediaElement control to start and stop audio is very easy! This video will show you how to play an MP3 file on command.
This video walks you through creating a Windows App that uses the camera to capture data.
Storing data for later use is an important part of app functionality. This lesson talks about the different types of storage mediums available and how to use them.
This video will walk you through creating an app that stores information using the IsolatedStorage on Windows Phone and retrieves stored key/value pairs from the IsolatedStorage.
Not sure what a web service is or how to use one? This lesson gives an overview and introduces you how web services can be used to your app.
This video will show you how to check for network connectivity and invoke a web service on Windows Phone 8.1
Now that you understand how to create apps, you are ready to register as a developer with the Windows Store. This lesson will show you how.
Computer science was my first love and teaching in higher education became my second. I have my doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Lindenwood University and my Masters in Career & Technical Education Leadership from the University of Central Missouri. I enjoy finding new ways to add technology to the classroom, motivate students, and help faculty learn from each other. For fun I scuba dive with my son, travel to see the world and tinker with new technologies such as crypto-currencies and 3D printing.