It’s a image viewer which queries Flickr for pictures of beards. It also incorporates live maps to show geolocation information attached to the photos. Why beards? Because these days beards are becoming the “badge of the hipster” and hipsters must be eliminated. So I figure this would be a useful tool to identify and locate potential hipsters. 🙂
Hipster Found… and who would of guessed? New York?!?
You on the other hand Mr. Karl Oskar Loow from Sweden you are keeping it real and are therefore safe.
(btw, the comb-over is sensational!)
So how did the whole dev process go? Well Technically, I didn’t write the app without help, I really just went through one of the labs from the Microsoft Build conference. (You can get them over at the Build website if you want). But it was well written and gave me an entry point into playing with Windows 8 dev.
- DOM Inspection tool, for when your CSS goes out of control. This is pretty cool, because you can use a pointer (kinda like snag-it) to highlight parts of your application and then flick back to Visual studio to look at that particular element. Kind of like the F12 Internet Explorer Developer Tools. In addition you can turn styles on/off to see what effect they have in real time.