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GeoBuzz - our first Windows 8 Store app is now available


My wife and I built a simple Windows 8 Store geo-location based app called GeoBuzz. It is a free app that lets you discover the world around you. It uses your location coordinates to fetch geo-tagged articles from Wikipedia about or related to the places around you.

This app makes use of -
It is based on an idea by Chris Heilmann. My wife wrote most of the code while I threw in suggestions and smart-alecky comments. Building the actual functionality took about 30% of the total time. Making it certification-ready took the remaining time.

Please try it out and if you like it, rate it within Windows 8 and on Apptivate.ms.

Jeff Brand's tutorial series on building a Windows 8 Store app (TwitterScan app) with HTML and JavaScript was extremely useful for us to get started. We also learnt new things from Channel 9 videos and MSDN documentation. When we needed help, we turned to the Stack Overflow forum and Apptivate.ms developer chat sessions when Microsoft evangelists Jerry Nixon, Doris Chen & Jeff Brand were available. The good folks at the Bangalore Microsoft App Labs helped test our app on actual devices and offered useful feedback.

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