Mangopollo will allow you to easily take advantage of new windows phone tiles (cyclic, flip, iconic) if your application is run from a Windows Phone 7.8 or 8 as well as new launchers if your application is run from a Windows Phone 8 while remaining compatible with windows phone 7.
Install-Package Mangopollo.Light -Version 1.3.0
dotnet add package Mangopollo.Light --version 1.3.0
<PackageReference Include="Mangopollo.Light" Version="1.3.0" />
paket add Mangopollo.Light --version 1.3.0
add support for Windows Phone 7.8
This package has no dependencies.