Building a Location-based App Using the Finder Template

The Windows 8 Finder Template is a template developed to allow developers to quickly and easily create a location based type application for the Windows 8 store. It allows a developer to easily pull existing point of interest data into the app to display on a map. If no point of interest data is available, it is accompanied by a backend server which allows the importing of data which can be used to feed the Windows 8 application.

In this session, Mark Arteaga shows you how to create a location-based app using the Finder App Template.

If you prefer to learn how to create a location-based app using the Finder App Template by reading the walkthrough, use the following links:

  • Part 1: Mark Arteaga goes through the Windows 8 template and sets it up to consume various feeds to display on a map.
  • Part 2: Mark Arteaga goes through some of the features of the NodeJS backend server and how to connect to the Windows Finder App Template.