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Jun122011

Inside “Mango” Windows Phone: Documentation; Tidy Walk-through [Video]

Tidy is a “to-do list” prototype application that leverages a lot of the new features Windows Phone mango release.

If you like the walk-through, the Windows Phone Mango training kit has hands-on-labs that show step-by-step instructions for building it. In the training kit, you will find the following (and other) labs:

In this episode Luke Nyswonger, the doc lead for Windows Phone, does a walk-through of all the great improvements they made to the docs in the Mango beta release.

  • A great What’s new page that you can use to get to all the feature overviews, code-samples, etc..
  • The samples and how-to walkthroughs are now a bit more scenario oriented.
  • They moved the User experience Design guidelines from a PDF to an HTML format and they literally doubled the amount of content that went into the UX guidelines.
  • They moved the certification requirements from a PDF to an HTML format, and they’ve included the test steps so you can ensure you test ahead of time (or if you fail certification you’ve repro steps).
  • They’ve a very nice “developer resources page” in the apphub that aggregates all the content that Windows phone developers will need.
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