I have listed here a link to my blogs that repeat what is in the WACK test result document, but seemed like a good idea to break out into individual blog posts that I will then use to write a series of blog posts on Windows 8 development.

Also, if you are building an application for Windows 8, and live in California, Nevada or Arizona, please email this blog post to get INSTANT help with getting your app in the marketplace.

Here are the links:

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Scenario

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/list-of-items-that-are-tested-in-your-metro-app-for-windows-8-scenario.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE - UX Polish

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-ux-polish.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Conveys
brand and purpose

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-conveys-brand-and-purpose.aspx
 

 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Follows a consistent layout and alignment

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-follows-a-consistent-layout-and-alignment.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Leverages typography and whitespace, and follows a font hierarchy

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-leverages-typography-and-whitespace-and-follows-a-font-hierarchy.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Embraces Windows 8 personality

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-embraces-windows-8-personality.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Designed
for a great first impression

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-designed-for-a-great-first-impression.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Animations are purposeful, create continuity, and convey confidence to the user

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/animations-are-purposeful-create-continuity-and-convey-confidence-to-the-user.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Designed for touch

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-designed-for-touch.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE - Controls, Navigation, Animation

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-controls-navigation-animation.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Makes
appropriate use of commanding surfaces and respects the edges

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-makes-appropriate-use-of-commanding-surfaces-and-respects-the-edges.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Displays unobtrusive, meaningful, and actionable error handling

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-displays-unobtrusive-meaningful-and-actionable-error-handling.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Leverages semantic zoom appropriately

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-leverages-semantic-zoom-appropriately.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE - Views & Form Factors

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-views-amp-form-factors.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Adapts
to different form factors and aspect ratios

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-adapts-to-different-form-factors-and-aspect-ratios.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Handles snapped, filled, and full view states

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-handles-snapped-filled-and-full-view-states.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Pans
and scrolls in single axis to create sense of stability

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-pans-and-scrolls-in-single-axis-to-create-sense-of-stability.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Is
functional and feels natural on a system that has only a mouse or keyboard

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-is-functional-and-feels-natural-on-a-system-that-has-only-a-mouse-or-keyboard.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Is
functional and feels natural on a system that uses an onscreen keyboard

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-is-functional-and-feels-natural-on-a-system-that-uses-an-onscreen-keyboard.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Implements Settings charm and does not have settings and preferences anywhere
else in the app

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-implements-settings-charm-and-does-not-have-settings-and-preferences-anywhere-else-in-the-app.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: The
settings charm is the one consistent, familiar interface for the user to
configure your app.

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-the-settings-charm-is-the-one-consistent-familiar-interface-for-the-user-to-configure-your-app.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Roams
user settings and user state

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Has a
great sign-in/sign-out experience

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-has-a-great-sign-in-sign-out-experience.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE - Contracts

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-contracts.aspx
 

 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Implements share target contract

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-implements-share-target-contract.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Has
beautifully branded contracts UI

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-has-beautifully-branded-contracts-ui.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Leverages file pickers

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-leverages-file-pickers.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE – PLM

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-plm.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Makes
appropriate use of background tasks

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-makes-appropriate-use-of-background-tasks.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE – Networking

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-networking.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: USER
EXPERIENCE - Titles and Notifications

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-user-experience-titles-and-notifications.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Has a
live tile or a secondary tile

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-has-a-live-tile-or-a-secondary-tile.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Uses
toast notifications for time sensitive, relevant information

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-uses-toast-notifications-for-time-sensitive-relevant-information.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: STORE

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-store.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
Properly handles activation from contracts, secondary tiles, and notifications

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-properly-handles-activation-from-contracts-secondary-tiles-and-notifications.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Passes
the Windows App Certification Kit (WACK) tests

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-passes-the-windows-app-certification-kit-wack-tests.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: UI is
always responsive and provides visual feedback on interactions

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-ui-is-always-responsive-and-provides-visual-feedback-on-interactions.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE – Animation

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-animation.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE – Lifecycle

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-lifecycle.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Suspends
and resumes in allotted times

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-suspends-and-resumes-in-allotted-times.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE - Cache & Local Data

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-cache-amp-local-data.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE – Startup

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-startup.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Take
advantage of bytecode caching

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-take-advantage-of-bytecode-caching.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE – Memory

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-memory.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE – Network

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-network.aspx
 

 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8:
PERFORMANCE - Background Tasks

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-performance-background-tasks.aspx
 

 

Design item Metro App for Windows 8: Is
your app accessible?

 

 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2012/06/02/design-item-metro-app-for-windows-8-is-your-app-accessible.aspx