That’s right! FREE FINISH COOKBOOK GOAL Building a Windows 8 App From Scratch, new extended version! See how to build your first Windows 8 app. Russ will use what he earned when creating the app: .NET Gurus Can Cook, which contains recipes from famous folks in the software industry such as Scott Hanselman and Mary Jo Foley. Join ComponentOne Developer Evangelist and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Russ Fustino in this session and learn the new programming paradigm for creating Windows 8 style apps. You will see how to build an application that incorporates many of the key characteristics of a great Windows 8 style app , including: · A modern UI user experience that leverages the signature Windows 8 controls such as GridView, ListView, FlipView, AppBar, Semantic Zoom and other Windows 8 controls. · A user experience that scales across large and small displays and provides proper handling of snapping and different orientations · Integration with Windows 8 charms through the settings, search, and share contracts · Handling of lifecycle and application-model events to properly save and restore state and roam settings so the users can seamless transition across tasks and even devices · Secondary tile pinning, notifications and badges to keep your application’s content alive ever-present to the end-user

3) 7/17 Tampa WPUG July - New Kind of event - APP Throwdown Http://

July 17, 2013 Tampa WP8 UG
App Throwdown
AgileThought 5:30-7:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Register at: Time: 5:30-7:30pm NOTE: New location - AgileThought Office So, what's an App Throwdown? Well, attendees present their apps for critique to the audience, a local panel of "experts". It’s a forum where we could present one of our apps and get feedback. There's a multiplier effect when lots of smart, experienced people interact together in the same room. WPUG Tampa member - Lee Carter's idea! Abstract: Improve Your App's UX/UI Are you ready to put your app in front your fellow developers and get live feedback: pros, cons, tips, cautions, and suggestions for improvement? This session will be a fast-paced critique of group members' apps, focusing on user experience and UI design. All apps will be volunteered up live from the audience, and critiqued on the spot in real time. By the end of the session you'll have a battery of ideas for your own app, and an entirely new perspective on how to design better app experiences. Prizes and Food: Bill Reiss will be providing some swag also, as the new Nokia Developer Ambassador in the Southeast. Tampa WPUG leader, Russ Fustino, has several O’Reilly books to give away, as well as a ComponentOne Ultimate Suite valued at over $2000, including the largest collection of tools for Windows 8 in the world, as well as Windows Phone 8 controls and Wijmo for HTML5 and jQuery Development. It should be one heck of a night. Food and soda will be supplied by TEKSystems.