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Win A Copy Of Building Web Apps with WordPress!

WDS hasn’t done a giveaway for a while now and we think it’s time to get one going. This time, we are giving away copies of Brian Messenlehner and Jason Coleman‘s recently published book — Building Web Apps with WordPress! If you’re unfamiliar with the book, here’s a quick overview:51gOTZ2xI0L

WordPress is much more than a blogging platform. As this practical guide clearly demonstrates, you can use WordPress to build web apps of any type—not mere content sites, but full-blown apps for specific tasks. If you have PHP experience with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll learn how to use WordPress plugins and themes to develop fast, scalable, and secure web apps, native mobile apps, web services, and even a network of multiple WordPress sites.

We are giving away 5 digital copies of the book, but we are also giving away 1 hard copy of the book that will be signed by Brian Messenlehner!

So, how do you win this giveaway?

In order to win one of these books, we are asking that you comment on this post with your idea of a web app powered by WordPress. Along with the idea of your app, we want to know what it would be used for and how it would benefit your WordPress site or someone else’s. It can be an idea of an app for yourself or an idea that will help the WordPress community as a whole.

How will we decide who wins?

After the deadline for the giveaway, the team as a whole will look over all of your impressive ideas. The most creative app idea will win the signed hard copy of the book. The remaining 5 digital copies will be given away to those who also have awesome ideas for a web app powered by WordPress.

Rules of the giveaway:

  • The giveaway starts today, May 21st at 12PM EST and ends Tuesday, May 27th at 1PM EST.
  • All entries must be in by 1PM EST on the 27th. Anything entered after that time will be appreciated, but will not be counted.
  • Employees of WDS and family members are welcome to participate in the giveaway but will not win a copy of the book.
  • You must comment on this post with your name, email address, and twitter handle.
  • We will announce the winner of the giveaway on Tuesday, May 27th at 4PM EST.

We look forward to seeing all of your amazing ideas for web apps powered by WordPress. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to keep updated with the giveaway and to find out the winners on the 27th!

13 thoughts on “Win A Copy Of Building Web Apps with WordPress!

  1. I would like to build an app to support the local rape crisis center, so if there’s an urgent need for assistance you could immediately get connected to someone to talk to, directions to a designated safe place, and contacts for follow-up help.

    I’d start with Threads of Compassion OKC, who works with YWCA Rape Crisis Center in Oklahoma City, and make it available through each local chapter of Threads of Compassion. They would be able to coordinate with the center they work with to customize it to their area, and use it to promote the good work they do throughout the country.

    You can find me on Twitter at @morganestes and @threadsokc.

  2. My wish for a web app for WordPress would be to control User logins for security purposes. For sites that I develop for clients, I want to be able to not only keep track of all of the users and their passwords (in case one was forgotten), but to control what parts of the dashboard and pages they have access to.

  3. I’d like to be able to build an app that ties an event calendar with native hardware resources – like camera, mic, vibrations, notifications, GPS location, preferences, settings, contact lists and etc. The ability to tailor notification to event proximities, friends preferences, notes, likes, pictures and so will make my calendar a good app.

  4. Hey, guys!

    I want to integrate local stores in my city or even in my country (Mexico) with PayU to give them the opportunity to receive online payments or even payments in cash in convenience stores. This would be amazing for them and for me, they make money and I would learn something new in the process!

  5. We have 25 servicemen on the road everyday doing repairs. With our current mobile solution we have no way of sharing building a library of images and solutions to the more difficult repairs. We want to create an app that will leverage AppPresser , WordPress, Gravity Forms and BuddyPress to build a history of issues and solutions.

    This will help us in a number of ways including: 2) creating a knowledge base of issues and solutions 2) giving proof to the client of what was done 3) providing the office with more timely information 4) helping our techs share information with each other 5) a training resource for less experienced techs 6) using images and solutions to create marketing materials, etc.

    thanks for the great talk at the NYC WordPress group!

  6. I will love to build a simple web app that will help children in need to connect with various support group in my country (Nigeria), independently. The app’s submit button will in turn send a text message with location of the child. I hope to get the app enlisted on Facebook zero with help of communication provider in my country which will help make the app usage at zero cost for the child in need of help.

  7. I’m in the middle of planning a wedding and I’m convincing the future Mrs Chris to let me develop our RVSP system myself rather than using one of the (very competent) existing solutions. It would be a cool exercise to use custom post types to build an interactive guest list, that guests could browse and learn about each other, as well as the standard, choose meal types etc.

    I’d obviously give it away for other people to use – and probably improve a lot!

  8. I want to build an app for snowboarders / skiers to connect and share. I think it would be cool to be able to mark on a map locations where back-country riding is not only fun but relatively safe from avalanches. Users would be able to do things like make notes about the locations as well as detailed directions, warnings, ability to schedule times to meet up with other riders and other stuff like that. Also, being able to upload videos of your tricks would make a fun community competition to see who can pull the coolest trick of the week.

    Thanks for consideration!

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