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Windows 8 app developer blog

Insights on building Windows Store apps by the Windows 8 engineering team
  • Blog Post: Develop a cutting edge app with NFC

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is an emerging, short range wireless technology. With a precise range of 2 cm, people can physically tap devices together to send/receive content. Tapping lets you select something (or someone) quickly. Not only is it quick, it’s also easy to understand. Once you see it...
  • Blog Post: Sharing from your app

    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...
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