Thank you for attending my Windows 8 talk during WOWZAPP Hackathon.

Quick summary is:

–          Design Chrome-less experiences (use appbar’s for navigation and command)

–          Use Live Tiles

–          Incorporate Search and Share capabilities

–          Use Async calls

–          User Azure as a backend (and focus on great UX for your app)

 

Following are the links the samples that I highlighted in my Windows 8 Design talk.

Live Tiles: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/App-tiles-and-badges-sample-5fc49148

Sharing Source: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Sharing-Content-Source-App-d9bffd84

Sharing Target:  http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Sharing-Content-Target-App-e2689782

Search Contract:  http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Search-app-contract-sample-118a92f5

For all your backend, notifications, state persistence needs do use Windows Azure.

Check out Windows Azure Mobile Services @ http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/

Here’s a quick sample for your reference:-

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/doto-a-simple-social-todo-7e6ba464

 

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