I am happy to announce the release of my book “Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps”. This is available as a free eBook. Yes I said “free”, as in “Free beer”.
Location Intelligence has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years and continues to grow at an exponential rate. Seventy to eighty percent of all business data has some sort of geospatial context. Many companies want to make use of this data however most of them do not know where to start. Many of these same companies are planning to create Windows Store apps.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Getting Started
- Chapter 2: The Sensor and Location Platform
- Chapter 4: Bing Maps Native API
- Chapter 5: Bing Maps REST Services
- Chapter 6: Bing Spatial Data Services
- Chapter 7: Working with Spatial Data
- Chapter 8: Drawing on the Map
- Chapter 9: Creating an Augmented Reality App
- Chapter 10: Creating a Templatable Compass Control
- Chapter 11: Cross Platform Development
At 421 pages this is not your slim eBook... :)
From the PDF;
"Introduction Location Intelligence has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years and continues to grow at an exponential rate. Seventy to eighty percent of all business data has some sort of geospatial context. Many companies want to make use of this data however most of them do not know where to start. Many of these same companies are planning to create applications targeting Windows 8. You may well be reading this book for this very reason.
In this book we will dive into the world of location intelligence and the different options for creating location aware applications in Windows 8. The first half of the book focuses on learning what tools are available for creating location aware Window Store applications. The second half of the book uses a more hands on approach by demonstrating how to develop complete end-to-end location aware solutions.
Chapter Overview In the first half of this book each chapter builds on top of the previous such that by the time you reach the end chapter 7 you will have gained a good working knowledge on how to use all the tools available for creating location aware Windows Store app. The chapters in the second half of the book are independent of each other. Each of these chapters show how to create a complete end to end application. If you wish to skip between these chapters, you can do so without missing out on any content that might be required