Windows 8 app developer blog

Insights on building Windows Store apps by the Windows 8 engineering team

December, 2012

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    Security best practices for building Windows Store apps

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    As part of creating the app platform for Windows Store apps, one of our primary goals was to ensure that customers have confidence in their apps. We want customers to be confident that their apps will work as they expect, co-exist with other apps, and uninstall cleanly. This confidence comes from a variety of sources – from Windows Store onboarding, to frictionless install and uninstall, to consent for using your location and webcam, to the Windows App Certification Kit for testing that your app...
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    Sharing from your app

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    In Windows 8, sharing is a ubiquitous experience and a natural user expectation. Users often come across content in your app that they’re excited to share with friends or use in another app. As a developer you can meet this user expectation by using the Share contract which provides a lightweight, contextual and easy model for accomplishing app-to-app sharing. You may be familiar with the app Food with Friends, introduced in the post on Creating apps that stand out from the crowd . In this post,...
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    Designing a simple and secure app package – APPX

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    When we started working on the new Windows 8 development platform one of the first questions we had was “how do you package an app into a simple yet secure format?” Before Windows 8 there were two primary installation technologies: Windows Installer and ClickOnce . As discussed in the Delivering reliable and trustworthy apps blog post, many products help developers manage the complexities of installing and updating apps. However, app packaging, installation, and updating continue to frustrate developers...
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