Here we are in the middle of a hurricane and I decided to see what the projected wind speeds would be. Turns out that the info on the iPad app from the same vendor is off by 10 mph for projected wind speeds. Weatherbug on Windows 8 had the same info as the Weather Channel.
Here is the correct one from W8.
Here is the one from the iPad where the wind speed forecasts are 10 mph lower and WRONG.
One of the things my iPad does not do elegantly, even with the Blogsy App is allow me to post to my blogs easily. I’m hoping that using Word 2013 on new surface tablet is reasonably successful. In any case, here’s a picture of me and the Microsoft Store Manager (Dave) at the Salem, NH store at yesterday’s Windows 8/Surface launch.
I’ve been hooked on “touch friendly” web sites since I first started using Onswipe to display my blog on the iPad. When Windows 8 came along with the new Start screen and tile interface, I started thinking about the possibilities for Windows users with touch/tablet devices. Along the way, I enabled an Onswipe connection for some of the blogs hosted on msmvps.com which is home to a variety of blogs authored and maintained by Microsoft MVPs. It seems like a logical move to find a way to offer a similar experience for Windows 8 users, especially those who will, in the near future, be using new Surface and other tablet devices.
You can view this app at http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/msmvps-blog-reader/ea14d48f-1b04-437d-95e4-6ffe91678914
While I was getting the MSMVPs Blog Reader app ready, I decided to put together a similar app just for one of my own blogs. This app is also now available in the Windows Store
You can view this app at http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/barbs-connected-world-blog/02f35769-52bf-461c-b1d5-06e54a58d298
Now that I have Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 RTM, I’m getting my MsMVPs Blog Reader ready for posting in the Windows Store. I have reserved my app name and have created my account! Look for it soon!
Microsoft makes the RP version of Visual Studio Express and Blend available for free and I found some sample code on MSDN. I learned a LOT. I built the app. What I need now is one of those elusive Registration Codes for the Microsoft App Store so I can register as a legit developer, give them $50, and submit the app (free, of course) so others can use it. If anyone knows where I can get the invite only registration code, PLEASE, send the info my way.
Until such time as the app is available for download, below is a preview of the various screens and components.
The launch tile (large):
The launch tile (small):
The Splash Screen:
The main content screen listing (14 so far) blogs:
The split screen listing an individual blog’s entries and the content for the selected entry:
If I can build an app, ANYONE can build an app.