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.
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:-