Let's Build Something Mobile! Session 1 Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended! Below you can download the session materials: Lets Build Something Mobile Slides (PDF) Let's Build Something Mobile Workbook (PDF) Let's Build Something Mobile Workbook (DOCX) As you complete your apps, and want to include them in the showcase, submit them to askdpeps@microsoft.com. Microsoft and ComponentOne will choose the top 5 apps which utilize the Data Market and Studio for Windows Phone 7 the best, and highlight them during the showcase session. Three of the top five developers will win a new Windows Phone 7 device from ComponentOne! Were the webcasts recorded? Yes, they were! In my opinion, Session 1.2 is the better one to watch, there were some distractions (random hold music, irate taxi driver out front) in the morning session which weren't there in the afternoon. Recording for Tuesday AM, 1.1: http://c1.ms/5z Recording for Tuesday PM, 1.2 (the better one to watch): http://c1.ms/5L And, if you want to see what our control room looked like during the webcasts, here is Greg during one of his sessions: http://c1.ms/5x. Not shown is that the projected screen which presenters use to monitor the progress and quality of the webcast. Where is Thursday's Information? Greg's follow-up from his sessions can be found at http://our.componentone.com/2012/01/25/give-your-app-some-pop/. Using the GPS for City and State In our sample application, we hard-coded the city and state. If you prefer to use the GPS, that's not too hard, but more than we could cover in these sessions. The GPS does not give you the city and state--only latitude and longitude. You use the latitude and longitude and call a Bing web service to return the city and state, then call the City Crimes service with that information. Here are some references for using the GPS, and the Bing service: Using Location Services, http://www.jeffblankenburg.com/2010/10/13/31-days-of-windows-phone-day-13-location-services/ (note: this post was written for the original WP7 release--the GPS works the same, but the most recent emulator can be used with the GPS) GPS, Location API and Calling Web Services - Day 3 - Part 10, http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-7-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners/GPS-Location-API-and-Calling-Web-Services The Windows Phone 7/5 Training Kit has a lab in the advanced set called "Accessing Windows Phone 7 Devices", which shows you how to use the GPS. The process of cross-referencing GPS coordinates with places is called geolocation, so if you're searching online for additional help, that would be a good term to include. The Bing Maps services documentation can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701713.aspx. More Data Market in New York City, 2/27/2012 If you're in New York City and interested in the Azure Data Market and Windows Phone 7, I'll be digging deeper into those on Feb 27 at the NYC Windows Phone User Group. Information and registration can be found at http://www.meetup.com/Windows-Phone-User-Group/events/35262462/. How do we get Studio for Windows Phone 7? Start by downloading Studio for Windows Phone 7 from http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioWindowsPhone/. You'll be asked to provide your name and email address. ComponentOne will take the list of attendees and match it up to the people who recently downloaded Studio for Windows Phone 7. We will automatically issue you a license for the studio, and you'll receive an email notification when that has been completed. It's important you use the same email address to attend the webinar as you do to download the studio, since that's what we'll be matching. If you need to, re-register for the webinars and attend under the correct email address. How can we win a phone? When these webcasts are complete, you'll have a great start on an app for your local community. Take that app and improve upon it over the next few days. After you've added some awesomesauce, you need to email it tothe Microsoft Public Sector DPE team at askdpeps [at] microsoft [dot] com. We don't need the whole solution, just the XAP file, found in My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\\\Bin\Debug. In case you didn't know, a XAP file is just a ZIP file with an application manifest and a different extension, so it's OK to send as is. Everyone who attends these webcasts will be sent an email invite to a private "showcase" session. In this session, we'll show off five of the best apps, and the top three apps will win a Windows Phone 7 from ComponentOne!

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