Hackday events are becoming quite common, many local government agencies embracing the format and opening the doors, and their data vaults, to local developers, hackers, and those simply looking to mashup some data. So, what to do on a hackday and what resources could be valuable? If your next hackday is going to be your first then you will likely spend loads of time searching around for tools and such. There’s a good chance folks at your hackday event (or perhaps you) will be contemplating building a mobile app as your next hackday project. The following are a few mobile dev resources that could come in very handy for you:
- Facebook developer APIs and tools – a comprehensive resource for developers from facebook – be sure to keep tabs on facebook Places and movement they make in location aware services, POI and related matters.
- Twitter developer API https://dev.twitter.com/ and Twitter Geo developer guildelines – A useful resource for those lookig to include Twitter functionality into their mobile apps.
- Application Platform Overview for Windows Phone and the Windows Phone developer blog
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/ with tips and tricks for the developer and those interested in the Windows Phone OS
- AppHub – a vast developer resource for those interested in creating apps for Windows Phone – a hint… nokia is really watching this space and there’s huge opportunity for those creating apps for the new Nokia Windows Phone devices!
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