App Hack: Data Mapping – November 30-December 6

1 BY Fred Patton

As promised, we’re back from a quiet weekend gorging on turkey and pumpkin pie for another App Hack. For this week’s challenge, we are going to explore how to display data on a Map. First, we want you to check out a fantastic project called Pac-X, which will be the source of our data. Go ahead, check it out! We’ll wait. (Hint – while you’re there, be sure to register so you can get access to the data.)

Okay, now that you’re briefed on the project (how cool is that?), it’s time to get to work. We want to take some of the data from Pac-X’s Wave Gliders (seriously, how COOL is THAT?) and plot it on a map using Enyo and its Map control. For the purposes of this example, we’ll keep it simple. It will be up to you to make it rock and roll.

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale almost over…

1 BY Fred Patton

Just a few hours left to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales event!  The sale (US only) ends today, 11/28, at 11:59pm, PST. Here are some of the great deals available:

 
Plus, register for Zinio and receive $25 in Zinio bucks with the purchase of any subscription from your TouchPad! (Offer valid until 12/31/11, credit redeemable through 3/31/12. Note: The credit is valid for 30 days from receipt.)

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Developer Devices Sold Out

3 BY Fred Patton

We want to thank everybody for the overwhelming interest in the TouchPad Developer Device Purchase Program. We have completed issuing coupon codes for both the North America and EMEA regions. If you requested coupon codes but have not yet received an email, we apologize that we are unable to fulfill your request.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing your applications in the webOS App Catalog!

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Black Friday’s Coming…

1 BY Fred Patton

Black Friday is almost here! (That’s November 25th for those of you not acquainted with the tradition.) We’ll be doing our part with a big sale on some fantastic apps. Keep an eye on your email this Friday or check the App Catalog starting Friday morning (PST)!

The sale will go through Cyber Monday, November 28th. Enjoy!

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Weekly App hack Winner

0 BY Fred Patton

It’s time once again to announce the winner of the webOS Weekly App Hack! The theme of the week was multi-touch, and some of the entries decided to help us celebrate Thanksgiving in the US as well. Well played!

Without further ado, this week’s winner is (imagine trumpet fanfare now)…

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App Hack: Three – 9-15 Nov

1 BY devrel

In each previous week we’ve used a particular API or technique as the central theme of the hack.  This week I thought it would be fun to do something more open ended.  This means you can use any technology or APIs you want.  It’s entirely up to you how you want to interpret it, so I expect we will have some very creative entries.

The theme this week is “Three”.  That could mean the number three, a book named Three, a trilogy of things, or a game with three legged aliens.  It’s entirely up to you.  Use your imagination to it’s fullest.

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Weekly App Hack Winner – Popup Apps

0 BY devrel

Thanks once again to the people who submitted apps for the weekly App Hack! We continue to be amazed by the creative ways that webOS developers find to turn webOS technologies into fantastic apps in only a week’s time!

This week’s winner goes to a great new app that is sure to find a home on many a TouchPad: Read more

Update on the Developer Device Program

8 BY devrel

Thanks for your interest in the TouchPad Developer Device Purchase Program. We currently have more requests for coupons than we have devices and will not be accepting any further requests.

If you have already submitted a request for a coupon, we are currently processing requests and will be issuing coupons while supplies last.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing your applications in the webOS App Catalog.

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Developer Device Program is Back!

4 BY Fred Patton

Great news! For a limited time, registered webOS developers in the US, Canada, and Europe will be able to buy up to two 32GB TouchPads. Visit the Developer Device Program page for details. Quantities are limited, so be sure to take advantage of this offer soon!

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App Hack: Multitouch – 2-8 Nov

0 BY devrel

For this week’s app hack we are going to focus on a feature that has always been a passion of mine: multi-touch.  Having the ability to get multiple touch points from the hardware lets you do many interesting things. The most common use is to let the user do an action with multiple fingers, such as a pinch to zoom gesture or a two fingered swipe.  However, there is another use: letting the user do multiple actions at the same time!  Consider a multi-player air hockey game. Each user has a finger on the screen at the same time. While their actions are independent, they are also simultaneous, so we need multi-touch events to make it work.

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