Notice: Feel free to get to the meeting at any time. Leave when you need to. and remember, its at One Cambridge (not NERD).
Top Tips and Tricks for Developing Windows 8 Apps - Free Food & Prizes
Our February 12th event is now sponsored by Microsoft
Celebrate the launch of the new Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet!
Don't miss this meeting, even if you already have an app in the store. Not much code, but lots of Windows 8 App Development & UI best practices that will put you ahead and 'in the know'.
There are 3 key features that you can be focusing on now to make your app better. In this meeting local experts, that have done it before, share with you their insider information and tips about what makes for a great Windows 8 app and how can you save time in the development process...
Giveaways & Swag
As always, we will give away $5,000 in Windows 8 developer tools software licenses, books, sponsor SWAG and other great prizes.
Plugging into Windows 8
Jeffrey Harmon - Creator of Memorylage Windows 8 Store App
"Plugging Into Windows 8", which would go through concrete examples of implementing many of the new Windows 8 features within your app (sharing, appbar, live tiles, etc.). I will use Memorylage as an example, so you can see how they are implemented within an actual app, and not just in the context of a sample. I can also show off my new popup control (which will hopefully have a blog post about it by then), which is a Modern-UI version of MessageBox.Show().
Memorylage is a beautiful new way to view your photos in Windows 8. You can also create custom collages from your favorite photos, or from new ones that you take with the Photo Booth feature.
Creating App Experiences with Charms
Jennifer Smith, Avlade
In this UX focused session you will discover how your users can take advantage of the Search, Share and Settings charms to enable unique integrated experiences between your app and the Windows 8 platform. You’ll also see why you should create and implement scenarios where your app’s users can integrate with other apps or services on the platform. Helpful guidelines for the implementation of charms is also included.
Jennifer is a Microsoft MVP and she blogs about UX design topics at www.JenniferSmith.com and teaches UX training classes at American Graphics Institute: www.agitraining.com/classes/ux-training.html
Q & A with Microsoft Experts
Jim O'Neil, Microsoft
An open discussion with Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 experts. Bring your questions & get answers. Find out what other members also want to know. Learn tips and tricks to get your Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 App into the store or improved.
App Demos & Guest Speakers
You are invited to demo your Windows 8 app or app concept. Get there at 6:00 to get your spot and give a 5 to 10 minutes demo describing your 'best at' statement.
Windows Phone 8 'Best At' Statements
Give away two free Nokia Phone 8 developers licenses to the top 'best at' statements for a unique Windows Phone 8 app as voted on by the group. (bring your phone idea)
Microsoft Windows 8 App Developers Survey
Special prizes for helping Microsoft determine the best way to help developers like you. Complete a short survey from Microsoft for a chance to win additional meeting prizes.