Mango is coming! Mango is coming! Are you ready?!
The first major update to Windows Phone 7, code-named “Mango”, is on the way. This is the update that gives developers the power to write whole new classes of applications on Windows Phone. Developers will now have access to all sorts of new APIs for multi-tasking, background media streaming, compass, camera, etc. (I’m personally excited, because we’ll finally get to have media applications that have background streaming audio!)
NOW is the time to get “skilled-up” and be ready to develop applications on this exciting platform. To help with that, my colleagues who focus on mobile development are hosting a series of Phone Camp events up and down the US East Coast.
- 9/27 - Malvern, Pa (Philly)
- 10/19 - NYC
- 11/10 - SUNY New Paltz
- 12/1 - Hofstra U on Long Island
Details below… (“liberally borrowed” from my teammate Rachel Appel)
What’s a Windows Phone Camp?
For those who went to our "Windows Phone Garage" series last year, it’s one of those. For those new to the scene, it’s a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started with phone app development this full-day event is for you.
Interested in profit? We’ll also lead discussions on how to monetize your applications and generate profits with your apps.
Don’t miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") features as well - with detailed sessions in the afternoon around Fast Application Switching, Multitasking, Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and more.
The day will be capped with an open lab hands-on session and prizes for apps completed. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you’ve already started, with Windows Phone experts there to guide you every step of the way. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!
|9:00 AM||Welcome Campers|
|9:15 AM||How to make money with your Windows Phone App|
|10:00 AM||Frameworks for fun and profit > Silverlight and XNA|
|noon-ish||Canteen > Install Fest|
|1:00 PM||Hands-on lab|
|3:00 PM||Cool stuff your app can do|
|4:00 PM||To the Cloud!|
|4:45 PM||Be What's Next > Peoples Choice Awards|
Events & Registration
|10/12/2011||Cambridge, Ma||National Event – Two Days – Registration URL Pending|
|10/18/2011||Chevy Chase, Md||Registration|
|10/19/2011||New York City, NY||Registration|
|10/27/2011||Champlain College, Burlington, VT||Registration|
|11/2/2011||NCSU, Raleigh, NC||Registration|
|11/4/2011||Fort Lauderdale, Fl||Registration|
|11/8/2011||UCF, Orlando, Fl||Registration|
|11/10/2011||University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl||Registration|
|11/10/2011||SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY||Registration|
|11/15/2011||Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va||Registration|
|11/17/2011||Howard University, Washington, DC||Registration|
|12/1/2011||Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY||Registration|
|11/29/2011||Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga||Registration|
What you'll need:
Bring a notebook computer and identification. Also check out the APP HUB where you can get developer tools, learn about application features, understand common task for Apps and register and load your APP.
Hope to see you at one of these events!