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Windows Phone Book: Thinking About the Next Chapter, Apps + Store

A new chapter for Windows Phone Book

Here is a very early peek at the next chapter in Windows Phone book, which is preliminarily named App + Store. I’m probably going to make some big structural changes to this one before I get through much more of it.

This chapter started out as “Apps,” though I always intended to cover Windows Phone Store as well. But now, I’m now considering getting rid of the apps coverage and just calling it Store. The preliminary bit about apps that’s in there now just doesn’t feel right, but we’ll see. Perhaps it could go into an introductory chapter.

Certainly, it’s going to change: I’ve been looking for a place to very briefly discuss built-in utilities like Alarms and Calculator, and this isn’t it. I just don’t want to forget.


What we have for now is two not totally related topics, apps and Store. Skipping the apps bit for now since I don’t know what to do with it, I think Store part is pretty well laid out. I’ve only written a few small sections so far, most of the tour section and all of the Install, buy or upgrade an app section. There just isn’t much done yet, sorry.

Feedback, always appreciated. With the understanding that this one is early yet.

Download Apps + Store 0.1 (9 page PDF, 1.02 MB)

Download Windows Phone Book 0.042 (432 page PDF, 25.9 MB)

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