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Essential Windows Phone 8, Second Edition by Shawn Wildermuth

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Chapter 8. Phone Integration

Integrating with the phone hardware is important for many applications, but integration takes other forms. The Windows Phone operating system has other key usage points for users. These include contacts, appointments, alarms, and the media hubs. In addition, working with the media library and lock screen can help you create great apps. In this chapter we will show you how.

Contacts and Appointments

Even though we can get caught up in the mystique of our phones as being little computers, most users actually use their phones to contact people and to keep their appointments. I know this must come as a big surprise to most developers, but it’s true!

So, as a developer, you might want to access the user’s contacts and ...

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