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Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight by Shawn Wildermuth

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2. Writing Your First Phone Application

While the press might have you believe that becoming a phone-app millionaire is a common occurrence, it’s actually pretty rare, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to create applications for the phone. Hopefully the days of cheap and useless but popular phone apps are over, and we can start focusing on phone-app development as being a way to create great experiences for small and large audiences. Microsoft’s vision of three screens is becoming a reality, as the phone is joining the desktop and the TV as another vehicle for you to create immersive experiences for users.

Although understanding Windows Phone capabilities and services is a good start, you are probably here to write applications. With that ...

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