This kit is still a work in progress. I am making it available now to get feedback. Please let me know if you find any issues. It will be available on github soon.
The Windows Phone Starter Kit for Conference allows you to easily create a Window Phone 7 app for a conference. The app displays speaker information, session information, schedule and more.
Because there is not universal data format for conference data, developers have to change the ConferenceService class to parse the data for the conference they are building the app for.
Building the Sample
This Starter Kit used the data from the 2011 Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference http://phillyemergingtech.com/2011. We include the sample JSON file for your testing. In the Settings.cs file, make sure you change SessionServiceUri variable and point it to your own server.
You need to copy the ete2011.json to your own server.
public const string SessionServiceUri = "YOURSERVER/ete2011.json";
Source Code and Contributing to the Starter Kits
The source code for this starter kit will also be located on GitHub at the following locations:
If you are interested in contributing to the Conference Starter Kit, please follow the instructions on GitHub for submitting a Pull Request found athttp://help.github.com/send-pull-requests/.
While you're here, please check out our other Starter Kits:
- Windows Phone Starter Kit for Schools - Create a Windows Phone app for your school, team, club or organization!
- Windows Phone Starter Kit for WordPress - turn your WordPress blog into a Windows Phone application!
- Windows Phone Starter Kit for Podcasts - Turn your Podcast into a Windows Phone application!
- Windows Phone Starter Kit for RSS - Application template for building RSS-based Windows Phone applications!
How Can I Use It?
The Conference StarterKit provides the basic functionality for creating a companion app for any given conference. It provides the following features:
- Session List
- Session Search
- Detail Session
- Schedule By Time / Day
- Session Reminders
- Speaker List
Since the source code is provided everything is pretty much customizable. For the most part, you will have to adapt the ConferenceService class to fetch data from your own location and change the parsing to match your format.