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With Windows 8.1 now generally available and starting to come down to Windows 8 machines worldwide, now would be a good time to flip open Visual Studio 2013 (also now available), crack open your apps, and take a look at what you can do to update your apps to Windows 8.1. In a previous post, Developers, There are UI Updates for You in Windows 8.1, Erez Harari highlighted some of the UI specific things to look into. Below, we’ll look at a few more things that you’ll want to implement to get your apps ready for Windows 8.1 and out into the Windows 8.1 Store.
But before going there, a couple of recommendations:
With those out of the way, let’s continue on to have a look at:
As Erez mentioned in his post mentioned above:
So that’s what you need to know for 8.0 to 8.1. While looking for the sessions to highlight above, I came across these as well that may be of interest:
Lots of watching to do; however, the experience enhancements your app will gain will most certainly keep your users quite happy. After all, an app is developed for it’s users, no?
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These are just some of the things to look into and consider when looking to either build for Windows 8.1 or migrate existing Windows 8.0 apps to Windows 8.1. By no means is this an exhaustive list. So, with that, a question to you – is there something else that you’ve come across that should either be looked at/considered when migrating to Windows 8.1 or is totally new in Windows 8.1 that you believe every app should take advantage of (and why)?
Join the conversation in the Canadian Developer Connection group on LinkedIn and share your thoughts.