The course is designed for those who already have some experience working with the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Maybe you have already worked with the additional tooling and implemented the new tile types or lock screen notifications. In this course, I will walk you through four other core features including: Speech, In-App Purchasing, Wallet transactions and the new Map control. All of these four features can be found in many professional Windows Phone 8 apps currently in the marketplace.
Speech Hi, this is Michael Crump for Pluralsight. And welcome to this module on Speech for Windows Phone8. In this module we will learn how to incorporate three different Speech Components in your next Windows Phone 8 Application. By implementing speech in your apps users will appreciate how easy it is to interact with their new phone. For example, you may want to implement the ability in your app to read text back to the busy user. Instead of forcing your user to talk, maybe you should implement speech recognition. Other uses maybe speaking a command that navigates to a certain to page in your app. Whatever the app there is usually a good reason to implement some form of speech. Several Speech Components are included in the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Let's take a quick overview of each component and then drill-down into the specifics later in the module. Text-to-Speech allows text to be spoken back to the user through the phones speaker. Speech-to-Text allows your end users to speak commands to your phone to accomplish task. Voice Commands allow your end users to speak commands outside of your application by holding down the Start button and saying, "Open" or "Start, " followed by your app name to perform certain tasks. Let's take a look now at Text-to-Speech.
In-App Purchasing Hi, this Michael Crump from Pluralsight and welcome to this module on In-App Purchasing for Windows Phone 8. In this module we will learn how to incorporate In-App Purchasing in your next Windows Phone 8 Application. With the introduction of In-App Purchasing comes a new way to create Repeat Monetization within your application by selling digital content. Windows Phone 8 offers a consisted purchase experience, which helps you achieve meaningful commerce from your app. We are going to begin by looking at several key features of using In-App Purchasing that are important for both Consumers and Developers. We will then take a look at two types of In-App Products you can create, which are Consumable and a Durable. We'll talk about implementing In-App Purchasing in your next Windows Phone 8 application. And then finally, we will discuss the 3 major Testing Methods of In-App Purchasing. And you should pick at least one before your app goes live. Let's start with the key features.
Wallet Hi, this is Michael Crump from Pluralsight. Welcome to the module on Wallet for Windows Phone 8. In this module we will learn how to incorporate Wallet Functionality in your next Windows Phone 8 Application. Windows Phone 8 introduces the Wallet, which application users can use to collect Credit Cards, Membership, Coupons, and more in one place. Each card is linked to an application and users can find and run the app from the Wallet. This allows the App Developer to provide a better and more convenient experience for the end user. We're going to begin by looking at several Key Features of using the Wallet that are important for both Consumers and Developers. We will then take a look at how to add Membership Cards and Deals to the Wallet. We'll talk about creating an Agent to update information within the Wallet. And then finally we'll discuss the Payment Instruments that can be stored or used in the Wallet.
Maps Hi, this is Michael Crump from Pluralsight and welcome to this module on Maps for Windows Phone 8. In this module we will learn how to incorporate mapping functionality in your next Windows Phone 8 Application. We are going to begin by taking a look at how to implement the Map control in your next app, as well as how to zoom in and out, and we will explore the various Cartographic Modes. We will learn how easy it is to display your Map in a light Color Mode or a dark Color Mode. We'll look at adding Landmark and Pedestrian Features to your app. Then we will look at the different Map Layers available to add to your app. Finally, we will take a look at directions and Geocoding. Let's begin by learning how to use the Map Control.