Windows 8 Look and feel
· Does the app conform to “Windows 8 UI” design guidelines?
· If you do something that might not make sure you have a good reason why.
· This is something that they will test on the tablet, will the app play nice if people flow through it quickly.
· Will the touch keyboard cover up required controls?
· Will the app behave if terminated or suspended by the system.
· Return to how the user expects.
· Does the app have a “beautifully” braded tile?
· Is the branding consistent throughout the app?
· One liners might get through the AEL but may be rejected by the store certification.
· The app should pass the WACK. Mine didn’t but this was because of an error that I nor the tester could figure out on the day.
· If you are using the network then make sure you have a fallback plan for if the user has no network connection. Display a message, cache data… don’t let the app just crash.
· There are guidelines in the docs but make sure it’s not unreasonable for what the app is doing.
· Make sure you use the simulator to test your app at all resolutions/screen sizes they will test this, so make sure that the app works.
· If you can break it they can break it and you don’t want them to break it. Even if it doesn’t break at the AEL it might break when it goes for store certification and that will mean 1.5 days wasted before you even find out.
· It’s a good chance to get to play with the app on a tablet.
· They are there to give you constructive feedback.
· Take notes.