I was back for more to talk about mobile apps development. This time, the talk was at the seminar of Competency Improvement on Operating System and Application Development of Windows Platform, on Saturday, April 2, 2011. The event was organized by Politeknik LP3I Bandung and as always, MUGI Bandung, and attended by the students of Politeknik LP3I Bandung – Informatics Management major.
This time, the talk was more focused on Windows Phone 7. I talked about mobile apps revolution, mobile ecosystems, and some intro to various mobile development platforms. Then, I did demo on how to start developing a basic WP7 Silverlight-based app, using Visual Studio 2010 and WP7 emulator. Some pretty basic stuffs that hopefully will encourage the early learners to start developing mobile apps. The presentation slide is quite the same as my talk on Arkavidia event (link).
The app I demoed was about accessing REST service. On previous blog post, I wrote about YQL and gave an example how to query data from Flickr and Yahoo Places, then showed how to access the query REST-fully. My demo app was about accessing the very same service. Here’s what it looks like. It’s showing Flickr photos taken around Bandung, and upcoming events in Bandung, Indonesia.
I’m still fixing some parts of the demo app to be more appropriate and will post the source code at the soonest.
As for other platforms, I talked about Symbian with Qt & Qt Creator, and iOS with XCode and Objective-C & Cocoa Touch. I didn’t do some coding or anything, just showing my company's app, the great Movreak.
Movreak for Symbian Movreak for iOS
Speaking event won’t be complete without photos. Here they are.
Showing an actual WP7 device
Talking about Windows Phone Development Toolkit
That’s it. Enjoy.