September 28, 2012
The Microsoft Bing Fund has announced a series of hackathons intended to develop prototypes to enhance learning and independence for children and adults who live with Autism. The first Hackathon for Autism will commence on March 22nd and run through the 24th. Many individuals and families are affected by Autism on a daily basis; however, effectively diagnosing the condition and proper address seem to mitigate Autism's effect on daily life.
Box, a leading content sharing and file storage platform provider, has announced that the company is partnering with Dignity Health and The Social + Capital Partnership to create the "Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge." The contest requires developers to use the Box Platform and Box API to create innovative web and mobile apps that provide engaging health-related content to patients and encourage patients to follow up with patient care teams.
Microsoft has released the Windows Store analytics API. The API provides programmatic access to app analytics that previously required a log in to Dev Center and manual data retrieval. With the new API, developers can easily run reports for interested parties, and conduct deeper app data analysis.