A few days back I had the privilege to demonstrate the capabilities of WP7 at an event. I jointly presented the session with Bijoy Singhal, distinguished speaker with a knack of simplifying even the most complex technical stuff into something which audiences connect to immediately.

 

The idea of the session was to quickly build an application ON THE SPOT and hence the name “From idea to money”.

The session included the whole life cycle of an application from idea incubation to building it using tools available and then to monetize it.

The session was build on WP7 Mango build and I even deployed and demonstrated the application on my device which was running WP7 Mango beta.

Since, most of the audiences travelled to the venue from Delhi Metro; they suggested that we build an application based on Delhi Metro, which will not only guide them the best route along with the price but also provide the last mile connectivity by suggesting which is the nearest metro real-time based on the current GPS location. It will also suggest restaurant, places to visit, etc, from the current GPS location if required.

The Demo app  included Live Tiles, Bing Maps integration, GPS tracking and Bing search tasks.

 

I liked the idea so much that I will be releasing the app to marketplace soon; once I add more functionality to it…

if you have some more ideas around some cool apps; do share…