Bob Tabor delivers this 9+ hour series on Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners. You’ll learn by doing as you build five apps, covering a range of scenarios, from media playback to hosted HTML to accessing geolocation data and mapping to extending your Windows Phone app to become a universal Windows / Windows Phone app.
Free Windows Phone Books
With Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly by Matteo Pagani, you’ll go from creating a “Hello World” app to managing network data usage, enabling users to talk to your application through speech APIs, and earning money through in-app purchases. Dozens of additional features are covered in the book, including launchers, choosers, and geolocation services, so you’ll have a place to start no matter what you want your app to do.
TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go, written by R. Nigel Horspool and Nikolai Tillmann, can be downloaded in PDF, ePub and Mobi formats for free.
“Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App that Connects to the Cloud” is available online and as a pdf download. This guide provides an end-to-end walkthrough of how to create an advanced Windows Phone 7.5 app that integrates with remote Windows Azure-based services.
Free eBook “Windows Phone Toolkit In Depth 2nd edition” by Boryana Miloshevska from Windows Phone Geek team. The book covers “in depth” all controls from the Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit.
Free 246 page pdf eBook on “Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit In Depth” by Boryana Miloshevska. The target audience of this book is anyone who is interested in Silverlight for Windows Phone development. It covers all controls from the Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit 7.1 – Aug 2011 SDK (Mango).
Free eBook “Windows Phone 7 Guide for iPhone Application Developers” by Microsoft. If you have been developing iPhone applications and are interested in building your applications for Windows Phone 7, this guide is for you.
Free eBook “Silverlight for Windows Phone” by Puja Pramudya. This e-book is written for those who want to get to know, use, and develop applications for Windows Phone, Microsoft’s latest mobile platform.
Free eBook “Windows Phone Programming in C#” by Rob Miles.
Free online book “Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide” from Microsoft. This guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to encompass Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application.