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Video Tutorials

You can use your University Computing Account to access a wide variety of helpful video resources at lynda.pitt.edu. Click the links below and log in with your University username and password. 

Security Guidelines and Tips from App Developers

Security tips are available for developing in both iOS and Android platforms.

Accessibility Guidelines   

Accessibility guidelines are available for iOS, Android, and Windows:

Data Resources  

You can leverage the following publicly available data resources for your app:

PowerPoint Presentations

The following presentations were available at the Pitt Mobile App Challenge kickoff events at the Pittsburgh campus and the regional campuses: 

Other Resources

  • If you are developing for Windows, you can download Microsoft Visual Studio Professional through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Just click DreamSpark Downloads.  
  • If you are developing for iOS, you can download Xcode IDE from Apple.
  • If you are developing for Android, you can download the Android SDK.
  • MIT App Inventor provides a useful guides for building apps.
  • Other app-building resources, such as Xamarin and Phone Gap, are also available.  

Know of a useful resource that should be added to this list? Contact the 24/7 Help Desk and tell us about it! 

Video Demo Guidelines and Resources (Code-It Only)

If you are submitting a Code-It entry, you’ll need to provide a short video demo of your app (no more than three minutes). Show-It entries do not need to include a video demo. You can use any software you like to record the demo. We recommend you upload the video to YouTube, Office 365 Video, or Box. Once you have uploaded your video, generate a link to view it and paste that link into the Pitt Mobile App Challenge submission form so that judges and student voters can view it.