WP7: Libraries about Cloud services (Azure, AWS, Hawaii), Toolkits (WP7) and more


I’d like to share with you some of the libraries that I’ve been reading (or using in some cases) in WP7 projects.

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit @ http://silverlight.codeplex.com/
This might be the only one that should be mandatory in your WP7 project. This library contains a set of controls to enhance the WP7 experience by adding custom animations and custom controls. 

Reactive Extensions for Windows Phone 7 @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/gg577610
This library helps you to control Asynchronous tasks or events. It’s like creating pipes based on asynchronous events.

Hawaii Cloud Services SDK for Windows Phone 7 @ http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/hawaii/students/
This particular project is for non-commercial projects, and at this time it’s free because it’s a research project. This project lets use use the cloud services in order to have services such as: Speech to Text (aka voice recognition), OCR among others.

[watwp] Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 @ http://watwp.codeplex.com/
A simple way to access Azure services thru your WP7.

Amazon Web Services SDK for Windows Phone 7 @ https://github.com/Microsoft-Interop/AWS-SDK-for-WP (http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Interoperability/Getting-Started-with-the-AWS-SDK-for-Windows-Phone)
Well for those how have worked with AWS, this library will simplify some of the tasks accessing services such as S3 (which is web storage).

[PAARC] Phone as Remote Control @ http://paarc.codeplex.com/ (http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Getting-your-WP7—Desktop-integration-out-of-park-with-PAARC-the-Phone-as-a-Remote-Control-library)
I really like this one. It’s just a simple (and efficient) mechanism to establish a connection between your phone and your PC. Thus, the phone will work as a input device, and the PC has already a running a service which will report all the input generated by the phone.

Zune Web API @ http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/articles/Using-the-Zune-Web-API-on-Windows-Phone-7
This is not exactly an SDK, but it will help you to get information from your Zune account 😉

Best regards,


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