Once again MADN was greeted by a dutch guy and like last time, it was a Windows Phone MVP! We had the honour of having Tom Verhoeff speak at our previous event!
Tom came by to give us an overview of his experience with Windows 8 development in C# and XAML. Not only would he speak about some good to know tips, but he also gave us great technical tricks that he uses while developing.
First he gave us a quick overview of some of the design principles of Windows 8 and what you have to take care of when you want to create a great application!
Later he went into more detail on how to handle these principles while developing your application! Like how to be sure you are always showing the right amount of content depending on the screen resolution of the Windows 8 device.After that we still got a lot more tips on handling images and layout ( example handling semantic zoom ).
In other words a great presentation!
We also like to thank our sponsors, especially RealDolmen for letting us host the event at their office and SyncFusion for providing us with some cool give away prizes!!
The presentation and demos can be found on our SkyDrive here...
Photo of the prize winners
AZUG and MADN present... A joint event! We're sorry about that lame rhyme, we're less sorry about what we're up to. Short summary: coding, cloud, Windows 8 and barbeque!
When AZUG meets MADN
With the general availability of Windows 8 and the release of Windows Phone 8, it is time to bundle forces and to let you experience the true power of mobile and cloud. Scalability and reach, 2 solid platforms, a match made in heaven.
On Saturday November 17th, Windows Azure will meet Windows 8 on a fun event where you take the lead in developing something and where you can show off your skills. 7 mobile geeks and 7 cloud freaks will be there to assist you in building the next killer app and will support you with demos and tips and tricks. You will have the opportunity to show other people what you created and you will be awarded with great prizes.
After all that hard work, BBQ will be waiting for you and you'll have the opportunity to socialize with other equally minded people.
We are looking forward to welcome you!
08:00 - 08:30: Early start (with koffiekoeken for you!)
08:30 - 09:00: Kick-off (rules, teaming, minimal requirements)
09:00 - 12:30: Code, code, code!
13:00 - 13:30: Demo your app and cloud service
13:30 - 17:30: Barbeque time!
We're working on prizes...
Two user groups, a bunch of MVP's and MEET members... If you need help with anything, just ask! We'll be doing demo's around 08:30, 10:00 and 11:30 as well.
Event date: November 17, 2011 - 8:00 - 17:30
Register via EventBrite
We've had a lot of no-shows earlier. Which is a pity if we order sandwiches, but even more of a pity if we have to slaughter cattle provide meat and afterwards throw it in the garbage can.
Here's the deal: you pay us 10 EUR now and if you show up, you simply get it back. Making it a free event for you if you show up. Fair enough?
Hi! And welcome to MADN, the newest incarnation of the Belgian Windows Phone User Group.
We really hope to welcome both old and new community members to our events. Take a look at our events page, we already have quite some content available in the coming months with more to be announced soon so stay tuned.
To celebrate our new and improved launch we’re organizing a contest in collaboration with Microsoft. The concept is really easy, you publish 4 Windows Phone apps, you get a brand new phone from us. Here are the rules
- 4 apps for a phone
- 1 phone per person
- The apps have to be submitted to the marketplace after August 8 2012
- First come, first serve, we have 10 devices available
- The apps have to be published before October 8 2012
Easy, right? So get coding and be one of ten lucky people who receive a brand new phone and maybe earn some money on the side from ads or by selling those 4 newly published apps.
The phones are Nokia Lumia 710 devices.
On June 27th we had our third WiPhug event, it was specially titles 3 times Windows Phone 7 and was presented by 3 speakers! Our sponsor of that evening was Proximity BBDO and the event was located at their beautiful Villa Kortenberg. Thanks again Jo and Manfred!
So 3 speakers and 3 different topics... first up was Nico Vermeir and he presented us a nice intro on how to get started with game development in XNA on the Windows Phone. His slides and code can be found here...
Secondly we had Tom Janssens, who brought us a very detailed overview on how we can incorporate Google Analytics in our Windows Phone apps. But he also showed us how to manage and maintain all the data coming from the app on the Google Analytics page! His slides and code can be found here...
And last but not least Michael Bruyninckx! He showed us some tips & tricks about using sound inside your Windows Phone apps/games through use of XNA. There where also some pointers on what could go wrong when submitting your 'sound' app to the marketstore. His slides and code can be found here...
All in all a great evening and lots of coding tips.
On April 26th we held our very first event.
** PowerPoint slides and code can be found here... **
The location was pretty awesome - an old theater that was completely renovated and modernized, and by that it got a second life.
I liked the cellar with it's arches very much, it was pretty cozy.
By this way we want to thank Cronos very much for providing us with the location and the catering that night ! A big THANK YOU !
The location was way too big for the crowd that showed up, but hey, this is our first event.
We can speak about a real success, of the 65 people that registered, 46 showed up, a few let us know via Twitter that they couldn't make it because of the terrible traffic that day.
We also want to thank the people that unregistered because they couldn't make it... we prefer a "please unregister me" email than a "no show".
We started with presenting WiPhug and all Board Members, to the crowd.
We then quickly introduced our "Community Request", which is in fact a platform for the you to request ANYTHING Windows Phone related to the crowd. We gave the word to a representative of AZUG, who spoke a few words about their AZUG Saturday.
Then Johan Peters told us about his fantastic Windows Phone App called Belgian Apps. He's looking for Belgian Windows Phone developers, that can't find themself or their Apps in his App... if you are one of them please feel free to send him a mail.
If you have any request you want to send to "the windows phone community", then please send us a mail, so we can make arrangements to get you on our stage.
Then our presentation really started. I (Michael) played the presenter, and Glenn and Bart took the demo parts for their account. This resulted in a funny first hour, since we had to move the microphone from one end of the stage to the other end all the time. Luckily we got that fixed after the break by introducing a second microphone.
After the break, Gill Cleeren of VISUG wanted to tell the crowd about their Windows 8 contest, since you can win one of the two Nokia Windows Phones, we generously allowed him too.
I won't go into too much details, but the feedback we got afterwards was in general extremely positive, a lot of people liked the Cimbalino, AgFx and mtiks parts a lot. And that means for us a "mission accomplished", since our intent is to show you something you might want to use in your next App.
After the show, Cronos invited us to drink a beer at the bar of the venue... if you walked around a bit, you might have seen the Microsoft representative who showed off the new Nokia phones. She had 2 Nokia Lumia 900 (a black and a white one - both the colors that will be available here in Belgium) and 1 Nokia Lumia 610 in cyan... both gorgeous phones, but I liked the 610 more.
Thank you Microsoft Belgium, for our cool "optimized for touch" T-shirts ! We hope to see you on our next event in May 24th in at RealDolmen in Huizingen, Kevin Dockx will show you advanced data access strategies !
We’d like to start by wishing everyone a very happy Newyear!
Now to introduce ourselves, we are Belgian .NET developers who love building applications for the Windows Phone 7 platform, we got together and decided to found a WP7 usergroup. The result is WiPhug.
WiPhug is a Belgian usergroup that focusses on Windows Phone development. The idea is to share knowledge, skills and ideas with the entire community not only about Windows Phone development but also about everything that has something to do with WP7.
WiPhug is currently been run by Dennis Miscoria, Danny Van Neyghem, Nico Vermeir, Glenn Versweyveld, Bart Lannoeye, Michael Bruyninckx and Johan Peeters