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:

Sharing Source:

Sharing Target:

Search Contract:

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

Check out Windows Azure Mobile Services @

Here’s a quick sample for your reference:-



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