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Contents tagged with API

  • Jul 30, 2013

    Bringing my Meetup APIMASH Starter Kit to Windows Phone

    Not too long ago, as part of my team's effort (which we call APIMASH) to create a set of starter kits to demonstrate how to use a variety of publicly-available APIs in Windows Store apps, I created an app that leverages the API, along with the Bing Maps JavaScript SDK, to retrieve upcoming Meetups for a given city and also display coffee shops nearby the Meetup location. You can see a screenshot below: more

    Tags: Windows 8, Windows Phone, API, APIMASH, XAML, Mapping, Meetup

  • Jun 12, 2013

    Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 1) APIMASH Starter Kit – Building a Meetup / Bing Maps Windows Store App

    With unprecedented reach across a range of devices and availability in over 200 markets, there’s never been a better time to build for Windows and Windows Phone. APIMash Starter Kits for Windows show you how to use public Web Service APIs (such as Bing, Edmunds, Tom-Tom, Twitter, Tumblr, Yelp, Meetup and many others) to create compelling Windows Apps.

    These starter kits will provide you a scenario, an app concept and a rich data set so you can more quickly develop any type of app and in a language of your choice, HTML5/JS or XAML/C#. Each kit calls an API, de-serializes the JSON/XML payload, copies the results in a View Model and binds to UI controls.

    In today’s episode Andrew Duthie demos for us the Meetup/ Bing Maps Starter Kit.  It leverages the API to search for upcoming meetups near a given location, with optional keyword filtering. Once the meetups are retrieved, the starter kit maps a selected item, and queries the Bing Maps Search API for nearby coffee shops, and maps those as well.


    Tags: DevRadio, Windows 8, Windows Store, API, Videos

  • Jun 11, 2013

    Build Apps with APIs - Register Today for Upcoming Webcasts!


    Join Microsoft Technical Evangelists for upcoming app mashup webcasts designed to walk you through start to finish for your Windows 8 app in one hour. Featuring starter kits based on APIs from Yelp, Bing, Mashery, Facebook, Twitter and Meetup, these workshops are great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of app development and publish their first app to the store.

    Each session will run from Noon - 1pm EDT. Attend one or all four webcasts, you decide. For more details or to register, choose a webcast below.  


    Tags: Windows 8, Windows Store, API, Webcasts

  • May 10, 2013

    Windows Store App Template to Live Data in 3 Easy Steps

    One of the things that I like about building Windows Store apps using Visual Studio 2012 is the availability of several rich and useful templates. One of my favorites is the Grid App template, which demonstrates how to build an app with a hub page listing grouped items in a ListView control, a group details page, listing information about each group, and an item details page, for information about specific items. more

    Tags: Windows 8, Windows Store, JavaScript, Meetup, API, Apps



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