About 4 weeks ago we welcomed over 40 developers at our offices in Zaventem for the fourth edition of the Windows 8 App-a-thon in Belgium (previous editions in March, July and August). A full day of Windows 8 coding, spread out over 2 sessions (Day & Night), with some fun activities in between (cocktail bar at 4PM, playing games on handmade Windows 8 branded diceboxes , … ). Next to tips & tricks to kickstart your apps, we also introduced an Idea Fling in which we presented 3 ready-to-start app ideas (some of which were already showcased during the demofest!).
This did not go unnoticed to the press either: we welcomed a number of Belgian tech journalists and Kanaal Z shot this nice video report (featuring Katrien De Graeve and Luc Van de Velde). Note: the video is in Dutch.
The attendees could also take part in a contest in which their app would be presented to a Microsoft jury looking at the following criteria:
-Creativity of the app & service
-Implementation of the Windows design principles
-Windows Store potential
Today we’re happy to announce the winners! Congratulations go to …
Xbox 360 + Kinect
|Team: Marc Gregoire & Francisco Almeida
App: Live Mosaic
Description: A curious game where the objective is to rearrange … yourself. More info on http://www.nuonsoft.com/livemosaic/.
In their own words:
Deluxe App’ero Bongo Box
|Team: Robby Reynaerts, Peter Ghyselincks and Elise Daans (from 2IT)
Description: Using the Eventbrite API, our app is showing the nearby events (using the Geolocator), events by category and event by date. When singed in, the user can also see his/her attending events.
Professional Sharp Knife Set
|Name: Glenn Versweyveld
Description: Get an overview of all the upcoming Twunches.
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|30/10/2012: BUILD Keynote Live Stream
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|10/11/2012: WOWZAPP: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows in Brussels|
23/11/2012: Windows App Day – Cook up the next great app!