Windows 8 app developer blog

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

February, 2013

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    Alive with activity, Part 1: Working with tiles, badges, and toasts

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    Live tiles and the related capabilities of badges, toast notifications, and push notifications are one of the most distinguishing features of Windows 8 and Windows Store apps. They combine to create a system that is “alive with activity”: apps have a constant flow of info coming in from their services that’s visible on both the Start screen and the lock screen, even when those apps aren’t running. Previous posts on this blog have covered a number of the essentials where live tiles and notifications...
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    Preparing your Windows Store app for a world market

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    Do you want to make your new app accessible for a worldwide market and potentially increase the number of customers for it? Windows 8 makes it easier than ever to write an app that can be tailored for different languages and cultures. Here, I’ll show you how to design a new world-ready app with little to no code modification. Sara Thomas described the market opportunities available to you in her post about the Multilingual App Toolkit . I hope her mention of “a potential reach of over 4.5 billion...
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