First published Win 8 app

October 25, 2012 at 7:40 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I just released my first application for Windows 8. QuakeView is an app that displays USGS earthquake data on a Bing map. It has the ability to download recent events in the background, display them on live tiles on the Start page and send toast notifications for significant events. I originally wrote the app in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript in the Developer Preview to learn about this method of app development for Win 8 but switched to XAML/C# when the Bing Maps SDK became available.

The effort has been a terrific exercise in learning many of the key concepts and techniques for writing Win 8 apps.

Here is a link to the app int the Store.


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