To coincide with the release of Windows Phone 8, IT Masters are offering a free short course in developing Windows Phone 8 applications. All facets of the course will be delivered online in 11/2 hour sessions, with live, after hours Workshops being run by one of the industry’s leading experts in Mobile Applications Development. The course commences on this evening, at 7PM, the 21st November.
More details on the IT Masters Windows Phone 8 course
The short course will be run over 4 weeks with lectures being delivered via weekly after-hours webinar presented by Nick Randolph (recordings of the Webinar will be available if you are unable to make the live event). In between the webinars, you will be asked to do 10-12 hours of study including doing practice Labs, reading reference materials and doing assessments.
Week 1 Webinar 21st Nov - Windows Phone Development: The Tools and Technologies
Don’t be fooled! This is the opening session for this four part training series and there is plenty to cover. In this session you’ll experience the tools and technologies that you can leverage to build your first Windows Phone application.
Week 2 Webinar 28 Nov – Windows Phone Lifecycle, Background Agents and Notifications
Building on the overview you saw in session 1, in this session we’ll cover the lifecycle of a Windows Phone application. You’ll learn about the agent model that your application can use to run in the background and how you can use notifications to alert and inform the users of your Windows Phone application.
Week 3 Webinar 5th Dec – Maps, Sensors, Audio and Video with Windows Phone
By now you might be feeling a bit lost – never fear, we have enough maps and sensors to get you out of trouble. This session is all about integrating your Windows Phone application with the device capabilities around location, media and of course phone features such as contacts and sms.
Week 4 Webinar 12th Dec – Beyond Windows Phone Development
In the last session in this series we’ll highlight some of the unique aspects of the Windows Phone application. You’ll learn how you can leverage different pricing models, trial mode and much more in order to optimise your revenue from the Windows Phone store.
Final Exam: Wed, 7-8.30pm, 19/12 (optional, open book exam that you sit at your computer)