Top tips for iOS devs building Windows Store apps

Top tips for iOS devs building Windows Store apps

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Resources for iOS developers available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj680134

Last week at Build, Aaron Hillegass, an existing well known iOS developer, who has worked for Apple and is the founder of Big Nerd Ranch an iOS training and consulting company, presented tips for iOS developers.

In his presentation he discusses his Top 10 tips.

1/ You already know how to build apps

2/ Embrace Microsoft design

3/ Tools

4/ Lotsa layouts

5/ Controls

6/ Model driven

7/ Use contracts

8/ Leverage Trials and Store APIs

9/ Live Tiles

10/ Help is on the way (Windows 8 for iOS developers – Training)

To view this excellent presentation simply click the link http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012/3-128  or watch the video below

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