Having had a successful outing in April, once again my team at UI Centric partnered with Windows Apps London to host a day long hackathon event for the Indie Windows developer community in and around London. These guys are some of the most enthusiastic and dedicated developers you will meet, it is always an absolute pleasure hosting these events and seeing everyone get something out of the day.
For those who submitted an app we had 6 prizes to give away (at random), including 3 phones, 2 tablets, and one copy of the brand new Halo 5 for Xbox One.
The community developing apps for the Windows and Windows Phone platforms is one of the more friendly, helpful and welcoming that I have had the pleasure of being involved with. So on Saturday 18th April here at UI Centric we partnered with Windows Apps London to host a hackathon event for indie developers aimed at encouraging those who attended to finish projects with help and collaboration from other attendees, as well as professional app developers and designers.
This week, Microsoft invited UI Centric to join them at a 24 hour hackathon to get our hands on their new wearable: the Microsoft Band. As with most hackathons the purpose was to see what our team, as well as the others in attendance of course, could do with the preview SDK which has been made available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
So, on a sunny Monday afternoon in Whitechapel we got to work on creating a couple of simple projects that would show off what can be achieved with the SDK, and also highlight what is currently missing.