WP7 Statistics & Frameworks

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WP7 Statistics & Frameworks

By @
JustinAngel
, baynetug.org


What is this talk about?


Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Stats


Prerequisites
: WP7 & Silverlight


Research Methodology


Interesting Statistics


Quick
Overview


Top frameworks


Based on @
JustinAngel.net/WindowsPhone7MarketplaceStatistics

Research Methodology


Downloaded WP7 Marketplace on 8/15


Marketplace APIs described publicly


Unzipped the downloaded XAPs


Asked some questions


Got answers



Stat #0: How many apps?


Found 24,505 apps

Stat #1: Obfuscation


14.5% of apps are obfuscated

Stat #2: Silverlight, XNA

Stat #3: C#,
VB.Net

or F#

Stat #4: Cloned apps

Stat #4: Cloned apps

Stat #4: Cloned Apps


Common issue in all application stores


There are reasons to ship cloned apps


Lite / Full / Trial / Free versions


Books / Magazines


DIY Apps


etc

Stat #5: All Publishers

percentage

Stat #5: Top Publishers

percentage

Stat #6: Privileges

Stat #7: Frameworks


What are real
devs

using in real apps?


Adoption is a good indicator of
quality, applicability & usability.


Cut the FUD on frameworks.


25 Lightening overviews.


+30 bullet points.

Fx

#1: WP7 Controls SDK


Microsoft.Phone.Controls.dll is used
14,848 apps.


Contains Pivot and Panorama controls.


Fx

#2: Silverlight Toolkit


Microsoft’s Silverlight Toolkit for
Windows Phone 7
is used by 11,169
apps.



AutoCompleteBox


ContextMenu


DatePicker


ExpanderView


GestureService



HubTile



ListPicker


LockablePivot


LoopingSelector


LongListSelector


MultiselectList


PhoneTextBox


Transitions


TiltEffect


TimePicker


ToggleSwitch


WrapPanel


Performance
-
ProgressBar


Fx

#2: Silverlight Toolkit

Fx

#3: Blend
Behaviours


Microsoft Expression Blend
Behaviours
,
Triggers & Actions are used by 6,010 apps.


Great for designers working with XAML.


“XAML Extensions methods”.


Added on other UI elements.

Fx

#4: Microsoft Ads


Microsoft’s Advertising ADK for
Windows Phone is used by 5,760
apps.


Monetize on apps using
pubCenter
.


Best of breed Ads WP7 UX, API,
support and documentation.

Fx

#5: Bing Maps WP7


Microsoft’s Bing Maps SDK for
Windows Phone 7 is used by 2,235
apps.


Great UX, great API, great docs.


Requires Bing Maps key.

Fx

#6:
LazyListBox



Mirosoft’s

Peter
Torr

LazyListbox

is
used by 1,364 apps.


WP7
NoDo

had terrible
ListBox

performance.


LazyListBox

shows
ItemTemplate

while
LoadedItemTemplate

is loading.


ItemTemplate



LoadedItemTemplate


Fx

#7: Html Agility Pack


Simon
Mourier’s

HTML Agility Pack is
used by 1,331 apps.


Allows to scrape, scan and fix HTML
pages with
XPath

and
Linq

queries.


Handles malformed HTML.


Generates HTML from DOM tree.

Fx

#8: MVVM Light Toolkit


Laurent
Bugnion’s

MVVM Light Toolkit
is used by 1,320 apps.


Very basic toolkit supporting MVVM.


Messenger


Loosely coupled event
bus.


EventToCommand



Blend Behaviour
that fires
ICommands

on events.


RelayCommand



Simple
ICommand
.

Fx

#9: Flurry Analytics


Flurry Analytics for Windows Phone 7
is used by 1,283 apps.


Requires Flurry account.


Really big with Android and iPhone
apps analytics. Organizations with
existing mobile apps
love Flurry.

Fx

#10: JSON.net


James Newton

JSON.net is used

by 1,082 apps.


Linq

to JSON.


JSON
Serializer


and JSON
Deserializer
.


WCF JSON
serializer

is incredibly slow
and is considered a worst practice.

Fx

#11: Coding 4fun tools


Microsoft’s Clint
Rutkas's

Coding4Fun
Tools is used by 800 apps.


About Prompt


Color
Hexagon


Color Picker


Color Slider


Input Prompt


Message Prompt


Memory
Counter


Password Prompt



Progress
Overlay


Round Button


Round
Toggle


Super Slider


TimeSpan

Picker


Toast
Prompt


Value Converters


Binding Helpers

Fx

#11: Coding 4fun tools

Fx

#12: Hammock


Daniel
Crenna’s

Hammock is used by
741 apps.


REST Requests framework supporting:
Async
, Retry, Caching, Authentication,
Tracing, Serialization and Validation.

Fx

#13: Phone Perf Helpers


David Anson’s Phone Performance
Helpers
are used by
705 apps.


WP7
NoDo

had terrible
Listbox

Perf.


DeferredLoadListBox

and
LowProfileImageLoader

are great for
ListBoxes

with Images.

Fx

#14: WCF RSS


System.ServiceModel.Syndication.dll is
being used by 670 apps.


Parses (or generates) RSS and ATOM
into strongly
-
typed classes and
support LINQ querying.

Fx

#15: SSME


Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming Media
Element is used by 604 apps.


Using SSME with IIS Smooth
Streaming provides video adaptive
streaming over HTTP.


Contains heuristics to change bitrates
based on network conditions and
client properties.

Fx

#16: Facebook C# SDK


Jim Zimmerman and Microsoft’s
Nathan Totten’s Facebook C# SDK is
used by 603 apps.


Fully featured framework to access
Facebook data,
OAuth

and actions.

Fx

#17:
Telerik

WP7 SDK


Telerik

Windows Phone 7 SDK is used
by 557 apps.


Commercial controls SDK.


Animations


ApplicationFrame


BusyIndicator


BulletGraph


Calendar


Chart


DataBoundListBox


DatePicker


DateSelector


DockPanel


Gauge


JumpList


LayoutTransform


ListPicker


LoopingList


MessageBox


NumericUpDown


PickerBox


TimePicker


TimeSelector


TransitionControl


UniformGrid


Window


WrapPanel

Fx

#17:
Telerik

WP7 SDK

Fx

#18: Google
AdMob


Google
AdMob

ADK for Windows
Phone 7 is used by 542 apps.


Fx

#19:
ImageTools


Sebastian
Stehle’s

ImageTools

is used
by 490 apps.


Loads and saves PNG, JPEG, BMP &
GIF.


Applies Effects (Rotate, Flip) and filters
(Sepia, Invert,
GreyScale
, Contrast,
Brightness and Blur).


Supports reading Barcodes.

Fx

#20: Silverlight Toolkit


Microsoft’s Silverlight Toolkit for
Desktop is used by 484 apps.


Not supported on WP7.

Fx

#21: #
ziplib


SharpDevelop’s

#
ziplib

is used by 432
apps.


Supports ZIP,
FastZip
, TAR and
GZip

file extraction and creation.

FX #22: MEF


Microsoft’s Managed Extensibility
Frameworks is used by 398 apps.


An
IoC

framework that doesn’t like to
be called an
IoC

framework.

Fx

#23: Analytics Framework


Microsoft Silverlight Analytics
Framework by Michael
Scherotter

is
used by 373 apps.


Supports Google Analytics,
WebTrends

and 5 additional analytics
providers.


Supported by UI controls and Blend.

Fx

#24: Tombstone Helper


Matt
Lacey’s

Tombstone Helper


Stores state for
TextBox
,
PasswordBox
,
CheckBox
,
RadioButton
, Slider,
ListBox
,
and
ScrollViewer

with a x:Name
property .


Fx

#25: Sterling OODB


Jeremy
Likness’s

Sterling Object
Oriented Database is used by 294
apps.


Client
-
side OODB storing in
IsoStore
.


Fast and compact.

Fx

#26


Fx

#29


Microsoft’s
XML Serialization.


Alan
Mendelevich’s

AdDuplex

SDK:
WP7
-
only Ads library


Noah Hart’s C#
-
SQLite

on WP7.


Davide

Zordan
, Laurent
Bugnion

and
David Kelley’s WP7
MultiTouch

Blend
behaviours
.


Fx

#30


Fx

#34


José
Ángel’s

Widget Library for WP7:
Enables WP7 HTML apps.


Microsoft’s Media Platform Player
Framework for WP7: Fully
-
featured
Video player.


Daniel
Crenna’s

TweetSharp
: Twitter
framework for WP7.


Microsoft’s WCF Data Services:
Consume
OData

services.

FX #35


Fx

#39


John Sheehan’s
RestSharp
: REST API.


René Schulte’s
WriteableBitmapEx
:
GDI+ drawing functionality.


Microsoft’s Rx (Reactive
eXtensions
):
Linq

to Events state machine.


Manfred
Dalmeijer’s

aldarIT

SuperAds
:
Multiple Ad
-
Network Silverlight
Control for Windows Phone 7.

Fx

#40


Fx

#45:


Sergey
Barskiy’s

Windows Phone 7
Database: RDBMS in WP7
IsoStore
.


Rob Eisenberg’s
Calburn.Micro
: Fully
featured WP7 MVVM Framework.


Microsoft’s Windows Phone Shake
Gestures Library.


Rgelb’s

adMob

for Windows Phone 7.


Microsoft P&P’s Prism.

Fx

#46


Fx

#49


Karl Seguin’s
Mogade

Windows
Phone: Server
-
side game services.


Simon McKenzie’s
ExifLib
: Reads
Camera EXIF Data.


Jeff Brand’s
SlickThought

WP7 Trial
Manager: Enhanced Trial Logic.


amCharts

Quick Charts for Windows
Phone 7.

Fx

#50


Fx

#54


Shawn
Wildermuth’s

PhoneyTools
:
WP7 Helper classes.


Romeo
Dumitrescu’s

Windows Phone
7 Isolated Storage Explorer.


Jeff Weber and Ian
Qvist’s

Farseer

Physics Engine.


MobFox

Windows Phone 7 Ads SDK.


Damian
Karzon’s

DropNet

DropBox

C#
API.

Fx

#55


Pawel

Idzikowski’s

sharpSerializer
:
open source XML and binary
serializer
.

Thank You!


Slides available @
JustinAngel


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