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 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.
- Edmunds [XAML/C#]
- Rotten Tomatoes [XAML/C#]
- Tom-Tom + Bing Maps [XAML/C#]
- Active [HTML5/JS]
- Stackoverflow [ XAML/C#]
- Univision [XAML/C#]
- GeoNames + Wikipedia [XAML/C#]
- Yelp [XAML/C#]
- Meetup + Bing [HTML5/JS]
- Tumblr [HTML5/JS]
- Worldwide Telescope [HTML5/JS
- Earthquakes + Bing [HTML5/JS]
- World of Warcraft [HTML5/JS]
- Chuck Norris Internet Database [XAML/C#]
Here's a snap of the Chuck Norris App;
And its solution;
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...)
The Worldwide Telescope Starter Kit is pretty awesome just as is. I wasted (err... um... "invested") way too much time playing with this one...
And here's some of the included screenshots for more of the Start Kits;
In all those kits there has to be something that calls out to you! Now get coding!
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