Saturday, 13 April 2013

Windows Phone for Absoulte Beginners Part 1

Introduction to Windows Phone:

Windows Phone is the proprietary mobile OS developed by software giant Microsoft for smartphones.Now Windows Phone is the 3rd largest smartphone OS after iOS and Android.
Microsoft used metro style user interface interface in Windows phone.Windows Phone 8 is the latest mobile OS in Windows Phone family.

Windows Phone Logo

Developing App for Windows Phone:

Windows Phone is a emerging platform in mobile world. So Developers have a wide scope with Windows Phone.Developing App for Windows Phone is very easier.First we see the list of tools to develop Windows Phone Application.

Tools for Creating Applications for Windows phone:

For developing app for Windows phone we need certain software to be installed.All the software are available in free of cost from Microsoft site and here we provided all the direct official links to download the software.

Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone:

Visual Studio is the Integrated development platform in which we are can design our front and back ends of the apps.

Download Visual Studio from here
Visual Studio 2010 Logo

Windows Phone emulator:

You can download windows phone emulator along with Windows phone SDK from this link here

XNA Game Studio 4.0:

Almost you will get this pack along with your SDK so no need of separate download of this software separately


Silverlight is the Application Framework developed by Microsoft for rich Internet application.To install Silverlight software download it from the link below

Click here to download Silverlight 

.NET Framework 4:

Like XNA Game Studio you may also get .NET frame work from Windows phone SDK itself so no need to separately download of this software.

System Requirements:

For installing the above software we need the some basic system requirements as follow.

  • Windows 7 or Higher OS (32 or 64 bit)
  • 1 GB RAM for 32 bit and 2 GB RAM for 64 bit.
  • 3 GB Minimum hard disk space
  • Processor with 1.6 GHz speed or more.
  • Direct X 9 capable video card.

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