The Week Ahead: June 24, 2013

It’s the last week of the Keep the Cash program, and remember your app has to be in the store, not just submitted, by the end of the month.  It can take several days for the certification process, so time to burn that midnight oil! In your down time though, consider attending some of the…

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APIMASH Starter Kits: Adding Sharing Capabilities

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on an app that I’m writing based off of the Bing Maps/TomTom Starter Kit I published a few weeks ago. In that app you can view the current image from any of 13,000 traffic cams across the US and Canada, but the Starter Kit itself is designed to allow…

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Webcast: Building a Windows 8 App with the Yelp API

Grab your lunch and hang out at your desk or in a conference room with co-workers to catch Chris Bowen’s webcast TODAY from 12 -  1 p.m. ET, where he’ll walk though his Yelp API Starter Kit, one of 18 applications that my evangelist colleagues and I have put together to help you get your…

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The Week Ahead: June 17th, 2013

First of all, apologies for not getting my weekly post out last Monday. It was actually written and submitted, but somehow I managed to set the publish date to the 17th and not the 10th! We’ve got another full week coming up with events in the Boston area as well as in Burlington, Vermont, and…

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Build Your Own Bing Maps API Mash-Up: Architecture

In my last post, I mentioned the “starter-kit” applications my colleagues and I have built around the many open APIs available across the web. My contribution to this effort is a sample that leverages both the Bing Maps control and API and the TomTom Traffic Cams API to show the location of and display the…

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The Week Ahead: June 3rd, 2013

I hope you managed to stay cool this weekend – no better way than building Windows 8 apps, right?!  Here’s what Chris, Michael and I have planned for you this week. And for those of you not in the immediate Boston area, take note of our “Northeast Roadshow” hitting sites around New England and upstate…

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Build a Windows 8 Mashup App with Bing Maps

Before I delve into the main topic, I wanted to provide a bit of context. My East coast colleagues and I have been busy working on a number of Windows 8 “Starter Kits” that leverage a host of popular, open data APIs, such as those managed by Mashery as well as others like Yelp, Twitter,…

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Port Your App to Windows 8 and Win a Trip to BUILD

As you might know, my Technical Evangelist colleagues and I spend a lot of time on StackOverflow helping out with Windows 8 questions, but somehow I missed this!  This promotion started on May 2nd and has a June 7th submission deadline (at which point the app must be in the Windows Store), so get cracking!…

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The Week Ahead: May 20th, 2013

As we head into Memorial Day, we won’t be running our normal Saturday workshops this coming weekend, but we’ll be back in June (and we’re cooking up some other on-line opportunities too!)   Don’t forget the $100-per-app incentive and several partner promotions end next month, so be sure to leave a bit of time for store…

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Construct 2: Windows 8 Summer Competition

My colleagues and I have run a fair amount of events over the past few months demonstrating how easy it is to build games for Windows 8 with Scirra Construct 2, and by doing so be able to Keep the Cash – $100 each for up to 10 apps accepted in each of the Windows…

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