Entries:
Comments:
Posts:

Loading User Information from Channel 9

Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9

Latest Achievement:

Loading User Information from MSDN

Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN

Visual Studio Achievements

Latest Achievement:

Loading Visual Studio Achievements

Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements

Mash Windows 8 Store Apps, public web service API's and some starter kit code together and you have... "APIMASH Starter Kits"

Today's Modern Monday project isn't just one project, it's 14. 14 Windows 8 Store App Starter Kit projects that provide examples of how to use a number of free web service API's, like Rotten Tomatoes, Yelp, Earthquakes + Bing, World of Warcraft and the Chuck Norris Internet Database [insert Chuck Norris joke about how the web's there to service him... in such a way that won't get me fired]

APIMASH Starter Kits

APIMASH Starter Kits for Windows demonstrate how to use public Web Service API's such as Edmunds, Tom-Tom, Twitter, Tumblr, Yelp, Meetup and many others to create Windows 8 Store Apps. These Starter Kits will put you on the fast path to publishing your first App to the Windows Store.

Starter Kits

  1. Edmunds [XAML/C#]
  2. Rotten Tomatoes [XAML/C#]
  3. Tom-Tom + Bing Maps [XAML/C#]
  4. Active [HTML5/JS]
  5. Stackoverflow [ XAML/C#]
  6. Univision [XAML/C#]
  7. GeoNames + Wikipedia [XAML/C#]
  8. Yelp [XAML/C#]
  9. Meetup + Bing [HTML5/JS]
  10. Tumblr [HTML5/JS]
  11. Worldwide Telescope [HTML5/JS
  12. Earthquakes + Bing [HTML5/JS]
  13. World of Warcraft [HTML5/JS]
  14. Chuck Norris Internet Database [XAML/C#]
1 - Download the StarterKits
2 - Customize the API calls and Update the User Experience
3 - Submit your App to the Windows Store

Here's a snap of the Chuck Norris App;

image

image

And its solution;

image

The only issue I had with these apps, is that sometimes you need to fix up the references or install an SDK. For example, in the Chuck Norris app, had to refresh/reapply the Newtonsoft.Json reference (NuGet is your friend for this). For the Bing app's, I had to install the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store apps (and get a Bing Dev key, https://www.bingmapsportal.com/), etc.

Here's the Earthquake App (since I live in Sothern California, Earthquakes are of special interest to me...)

image

image

image

image

image

The Worldwide Telescope Starter Kit is pretty awesome just as is. I wasted (err... um... "invested") way too much time playing with this one...

image

image

And here's some of the included screenshots for more of the Start Kits;

 

EdmundsScreenshot

meetupDetailsPagehomePage

RottenTomatoesScreenshot

screenshot

UnivisonAPIscreenshot

screenshot01

wowapikit_1366x768

screenshot_main

In all those kits there has to be something that calls out to you! Now get coding!

Tags:

Follow the Discussion

Remove this comment

Remove this thread

close

Comments Closed

Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to continue the conversation, please create a new thread in our Forums,
or Contact Us and let us know.