Windows 8 app template

The following Windows 8 template makes it easy to get started on an app with a blog reader, twitter feed, list of events, members, and photos.

If you missed any other templates of the week, you can find them here.

This week’s template was created to make it easy for a club, team, or organization to share information about their activities, announcements, and members.

Platform

  • Windows 8

Functionality

  • Display Twitter feed
  • Display RSS feed
  • Display list of members from an .xml file
  • Display list of events from an .xml file
  • Display photos from a skydrive account

Windows 8 features

  • Share on blogs and events
  • Search on Events

Documentation

  • Word document that describes how you can customize the template and an explanation of how you can add additional data to the template using the same structure

Where can I find it?

I have posted the .zip file on a Skydrive folder here. The zip files contains the code and the documentation for the template.

A quick disclaimer

These templates are not Microsoft templates, they are open source and should be treated as such. They may contain bugs and code quality will vary. Nonetheless can be a useful tool when you are trying to learn how to build an app, and they can be a useful starting point for more complicated apps that follow a similar structure or require similar functionality.