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MobileStartupsTO DesigningDeveloping for Windows Phone 8

4/10/2013 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Special Feature: Designing & Developing for Windows 8

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

6:45 PM to 9:00 PM

People & Code

26 Soho Street, Suite 350, Toronto, ON (map)

At the building lobby, please use buzzer code "350". Take stairs to third floor, suite 350.

Price: CAD5.00/per person

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Windows 8, the newest platform for mobile apps, is the next generation of the most popular operating system in the world. Windows 8 apps provides a new opportunity for developers to provide a more immersive experience on the desktop or on mobile devices.

In this special 2-part session, we're excited to have Ashley Arbour (Interactive Designer) and Mukul Seth (Interactive Developer) share with us their experiences in working with WP 7 and Windows 8 apps and Windows 8 desktop. They'll also talk about key features that you need to know to build HTML/JavaScript or XAML/C# apps.

Here's a highlight of what we'll be discussing together:

Part 1 - Design:

Metro style design - Principles & the Windows Personality

User interface & user experience

Touch interactions & animations

Part 2 - Development: (knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript would be beneficial)

Metro style apps

Using Visual Studio

Handling data requests & formatting

Migrating apps from WP 7 to Windows 8

Cloud services

Introducing the Windows Store

NOTE: In May, we will be hosting a Windows 8 workshop where you can take your learnings here and turn your very own app idea to reality! Stay tuned...

If you are a tech startup or a student developing Windows apps, check out the number of free Microsoft software and perks through initiatives like BizSpark and DreamSpark.

Bring your questions and ideas to this session, we hope to see you there!

- MobileStartupsTO Team

Background for new attendees:

Mobile Startups TO is a monthly, cross-town meetup to discuss applications and implications of mobile technologies and strategies. Our meetings are best suited for (but not limited to):

* Mobile business founders

* Designers and creative directors

* Marketing professionals

* Independent mobile app developers

* Anyone with an interest in helping to build the mobile revolution

* $5 fee goes towards food and non-alcoholic drinks for each attendee

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