With Telerik, Windows Phone Apps Rise to the Top at the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit

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Developers leverage Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone to capture Top Honors in Annual Hackathon.

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Without the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone, I wouldn’t have been able to develop the app in time... With Telerik I had a major advantage over competitors because I only needed to focus on my code...

January 24, 2013 – Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software development, lifecycle and content management tools and solutions, today announced its award-winning RadControls were used by two developers earlier this month to capture top honors in the two-day, all day/all night hackathon that took place at the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit, January 5-7, in Las Vegas.

The overall winner was Ruggero Scorcioni, who wrote an app using a Necomimi headset. The purpose of the app is to determine whether it is a good or bad time to receive a call, based on the wearer’s brainwaves. If someone calls and the person wearing the headset and is “calm,” the call will go through, but if the reading is “in concentration,” the caller will hear a message “This is not a good time to call”. Ruggero Scorcioni leveraged Telerik’s RadControls for Windows Phone to complete his app in a fraction of the time it would have taken otherwise, allowing him to submit his app for judging.

“We were down to the final hour of development and although I had all the pieces in place, I didn’t have a finished app to submit. Without the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone, I wouldn’t have been able to develop the app in time,” said Ruggero Scorcioni. “With Telerik I had a major advantage over competitors because I only needed to focus on my code and could let Telerik handle the UI.”

The second app was the endpoint of a system where Partha Choudhury and his partner used an Arduino board to measure ambient temperature and could then send this data to the cloud. The Windows Phone app would then display this temperature data in real time and keep a log of past highs/lows. Partha explained during presentations that the app would be used to monitor and protect property. Telerik’s RadChart made the app look polished, as the control’s intuitive object model and public API allow complex charts to be easily setup either in XAML or through code. Moreover, it enables the display of data in real-time and is backed by fast loading, pixel-perfectness and first-rate drawing capabilities. RadChart, using an OLHC series, consumed complex temperature data effortlessly.

Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone is the ultimate toolset for professional developers targeting Microsoft platforms. The collection includes a complete stack of products to build apps and includes rich, high-performance controls as well as timesaving data access and reporting engines and coding and performance tools.

“Our tools are used the world over to develop some of the most complex, yet intuitive applications available today,” said Chris Sells, Vice President, Developer Tools, Telerik. “Congratulations to Ruggero, and Partha on their award-winning work. I’m proud that our tools were used to build such great apps.”

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please visit http://www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.


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