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Building Windows 8 Apps Using Popular API’s - Free Prizes, Food & Workshop

Free Prizes, Food & Workshop

Building Windows 8 Apps Using Popular API’s

Sponsored by Microsoft & Boston Windows 8 App Developers Group

 

How does our next Windows 8 app group meeting compete with the great weather we will have on that night?

1. You will learn a new valuable skill - How to build Windows 8 apps using popular API’s.

At this meeting experts will teach you how to integrate cool API’s like ESPN, Meetup, Twitter, Rotten Tomatoes, Singly and others into any Windows 8/RT app.

 

2. You'll get SWAG just for attending - We have more giveaway prizes for this meeting than at any other prior meeting. Chances are you going to win some Microsoft swag we received as a Microsoft tech affiliate group.

 

3. You'll win nice prizes for the best apps that night - The Boston Microsoft guys will give away additional prizes to best app(s).

 

The meeting will be a mix of instruction and hands-on time, so attendees should bring laptops with Windows 8 and the free/Express (or higher) version of Visual Studio 2012.  Content will include a brief overview of the starter kits, showing the architecture and moving parts, including making remote API calls, creating local objects based on the data (via JSON), and binding that data to controls in the UI.  We’ll have workbooks to help guide everyone through, including getting their apps into the Windows Store.

We strongly encourage people to create accounts ahead of time for the APIs they think they’ll want to work with so there won’t be any issues waiting for access.  (Some APIs grant access right away, others can take several days.)

We’re finalizing the list, but here are some of the APIs for which we’ll have starter kits:

· Yelp (restaurants) - http://www.yelp.com/developers

· Edmunds (cars) - http://developer.edmunds.com/

· Rotten Tomatoes (movies)- http://developer.rottentomatoes.com/

· Untappd (beer) - https://untappd.com/api/

· Klout (social) - http://klout.com/s/developers/home

· Facebook (social) – https://developers.facebook.com/

· Twitter (social) – https://dev.twitter.com/

· StackOverflow (forums) - http://api.stackoverflow.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Get a introduced into something valuable at our next meeting.

Our next meeting is a hands on workshop where you can learn a key skill you need to build dynamic apps on Windows 8.

 

Plan to attend and show your support for the group.

You'll get food, prizes and the chance to learn something new you can apply to your development today.

 

 

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  • Kiran K.

    Got there. Did 4 rounds for parking and finally turned back home. You guys should open up NERD for free parking at least for such late evening events.

    May 14, 2013

    • David B.

      I thought that the event presenter worked hard to provide useful technical information.

      May 16, 2013

    • David B.

      I agree about the food BUT I could have survived on coffee I brought myself!

      May 16, 2013

  • Dana P.

    Not only was the material and help provided excellent, but the food was superb! There was a good balance between lecture and hands on.

    May 15, 2013

  • Jay P.

    Learned quite a lot about writing Restful Windows 8 apps using open API's. thanks! Looking forward to future meetings!

    May 14, 2013

  • David B.

    Well thought out presentation

    May 14, 2013

  • Wayne P.

    I liked the pizza better

    May 14, 2013

  • Pavel K.

    One of the best if not the

    May 14, 2013

  • Paul

    In the future plz remind people to bring ID to the events so they are not caught by special that the security desk.

    May 14, 2013

  • Eric R.

    Late night at work.. :( Lame!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still at work. Cannot make it tonight! :(

    May 14, 2013

  • jennifer s.

    Got a bug...not able to make it after all. =[

    May 14, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Remember - Tonight Windows 8 app Meetup is at 1 Cambridge Center,

    Enter thru the revolving doors across from COSI, check in and come to the 4th floor.

    There are meter near by to park - free after 6pm

    May 14, 2013

  • Diane E. W.

    I'll be at an event at MIT so count me as *maybe*

    May 14, 2013

  • Victor C.

    sorry - change in plans

    May 14, 2013

  • David B.

    I'm attending to watch the event promo AND encourage attendees to take a look at: http://ideas.wikia.com/wiki/Principle_of_massive_information_exchange

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got an email that Boston Postmortem is on Wednesday night, 5/15.
    Logistics:
    Wednesday, May 15th
    7pm @ The Skellig, Waltham
    Directions: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/directions/

    May 13, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Well, I guess gamers will have to catch the next meeting. We try to avoid overlapping as much as we can.

    May 13, 2013

  • Caleb

    Boston Postmortem is going on this night.

    May 11, 2013

  • Steve H.

    From my experience you'll need access to the windows 8 VM and to windows RT - which is not included in win 7. And you'll need to install the latest visual studio for windows 8 inn order to create and test windows 8 apps.

    May 6, 2013

  • Dana P.

    I am currently running a laptop under Windows 7, and have a VM running windows 8. Do I need to actually do development on the Windows 8 vm --or can I do it on the Windows 7 machine?

    May 6, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Don't forget to sign up for the APIs you want to use

    We strongly encourage people to create accounts ahead of time for the APIs they think they’ll want to work with so there won’t be any issues waiting for access. (Some APIs grant access right away, others can take several days.)


    We’re finalizing the list, but here are some of the APIs for which we’ll have starter kits:

    · Yelp (restaurants) - http://www.yelp.com/developers

    · Edmunds (cars) - http://developer.edmunds.com/

    · Rotten Tomatoes (movies)- http://developer.rottentomatoes.com/

    · Untappd (beer) - https://untappd.com/api/

    · Klout (social) - http://klout.com/s/developers/home

    · Facebook (social) – https://developers.facebook.com/

    · Twitter (social) – https://dev.twitter.com/

    · StackOverflow (forums) - http://api.stackoverflow.com/

    May 6, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Hey, my Windows 8 app 'Work Notes Pro' - that I built based on what I learned from this Boston group - is now on the front page of the Windows store in the Business Section. (Take that Jeff @Memorylage). I am looking forward to seeing everyone's next app in the store.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun! I'm in!

    May 2, 2013

  • Susan

    Is there any parking nearby? And are there any women in this group? Just sayin'.

    May 2, 2013

    • Steve H.

      There are plenty of meters nearby. Park free after 6pm. And there is an MIT Hayward lot that is nearby and free after 5:30. Also, the Redline stops across the street from the bldg.

      May 2, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks for the info, Steve.

      May 2, 2013

  • Gary Ritter J.

    Looking forward to some hot advice!

    May 1, 2013

    • Steve H.

      We'll have Microsoft App experts providing advice and guidance at this meet-up. Bring a device to code on.

      May 2, 2013

  • Wesley F.

    non vegetarian needed swag xbox and or windows 8 phone, good Microsoft t-shirts for summer.

    May 1, 2013

    • Steve H.

      We have lots of SWAG for this API meet-up - more than ever. We do a few Microsoft T-shirts in there also.

      May 2, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Hi,

    I wanted to let you know that the topic for our May 14th meeting has been changed to make it much more interesting and fun. Please see the new details below. I am personally looking forward to seeing you at this meeting and I think it is something you will enjoy.

    If you have any comments or questions about the meeting, the group or the topic please let me know or post to the group.

    Also, we are going to give away more SWAG than ever at this meet-up, so chances are you'll get something cool for free! (And we'll try to have better food than pizza...)

    Thank again for participating.

    -Steve Hall

    [masked] W8 Group Organizer

    May 2, 2013

  • Caleb

    sounds like a great subject i've been asking myself with my windows 8 games

    May 1, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Microsoft is willing to pay developers $100 per app for each app they build for the Microsoft App Store.

    http://build.windowsstore.com/#fbid=jgEopmwjNQL

    May 1, 2013

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