Monday, 7 March 2011

DDD Southwest Windows 7 App

Some of you may know that I am involved in a little event called DDD Southwest.  This years event is our third.

Recently I was lucky enough to find time to develop my first Windows 7 phone application and I decided my time was best used creating an application to promote our event.


As you can see our free application contains information about the event date, the location as well as a helpful countdown to the big day.  I have also included a tweet search for #dddsw so people can see the buzz around the event.

I would like to tell you it was an amazing feet of engineering creating this application, but that would be a lie, it was incredible easy and frankly the most difficult parts were playing with XAML to create the UI.  This is actually a testament to the environment Microsoft have given us, the APIs were familiar so was the structure (if you have a small bit of silverlight knowledge) and as so many people are post information about WP7 development all the information I did not have was at easy reach.

The free application can be downloaded from the marketplace and is located under the social category. The application is called ‘DDD SW 2011’.

I would like to make a big thank you to Mike Hole who published the application for us.

For more information about DDD Southwest 2011