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

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7. Phone Integration

Building applications for Windows Phone OS 7.1 is a compelling experience. So far we have seen ways to bring the desktop or Web experience to a different form factor: the phone. But the phone has a number of device-specific features that you will need to become familiar with if you are to succeed in building compelling phone applications.

Using Vibration

Unlike computers, phones are held in the hand. This makes vibration a useful mechanism to alert users that something is happening with their phones. This is called haptic feedback. While haptic feedback is really useful in some scenarios, its overuse is discouraged. Use of vibration can impact battery life, so vibrating the phone with every button click or other action isn’t ...

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