Published: July 14, 2014
Updated: July 14, 2014
With Project Siena, you can display data that is stored locally, or a remote location. You can also connect to common social networks such as Facebook and Instagram. You can use built-in data connections to connect to popular services such as Bing Search and Bing Translate. You can also write Web Application Description Language (WADL) files to connect to an even wider variety of web services and APIs.
Microsoft Excel Use Excel tables to prepare and import data to use in apps that use folders and files that are available on your local computer. For more information, see Show data from Excel in a Project Siena app.
RSS feeds Connect to RSS feeds to provide up-to-date news and information using your Project Siena app. For more information, see Show data from an RSS feed in a Project Siena app.
Azure mobile services If you have information, data, or other key information in an existing Azure mobile service, and you can import that data and then display it in your Project Siena app. For more information, see Import data from an Azure mobile service into a Project Siena app.
SharePoint lists You can create an app that displays data types from a SharePoint list. For more information, see Show data from a SharePoint list in a Project Siena app.
You can create apps using built-in data connections to display data from and post data to a variety of popular social networks, including:
You can also display courses and related course work from Coursera. For more information, see Show data from Coursera in a Project Siena app.
You can use built-in connections to Bing APIs to create apps that include online search capability as well as translation services. For more information, see one of the following:
A WADL file provides the ability to connect to REST based web services. It also defines the queries and data formats that are used when retrieving data from a service. You can create custom WADL files and load them into Project Siena to connect to web services that offer web APIs. For more information, see one or more of the following: