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Windows Phone 7 for iPhone Developers by Kevin Hoffman

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11. Introduction to Application Tiles

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.

Albert Einstein

This chapter, although short, provides a useful introduction to programming application tiles for Windows Phone 7. No direct correlation exists between the concept of a Windows Phone 7 application tile and some concept on an iPhone or an iPad. As you read this chapter, you will see what role the application tiles fill, how they encompass multiple areas of functionality that exist in iOS, and how they provide some features that don’t exist in iOS.

This chapter also provides an overview of how to manipulate these tiles without ...

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