Yesterday I wrote about Generation App, a guide to creating Windows Phone apps in 30 days. But I missed a rather obvious addition – what about Windows 8 Metro style apps?
‘Metro style’ apps are built for the new Metro touch interface for Windows 8, and will be able to run on any Windows 8 device, whether that’s full function PCs and laptops, or the different kind of Windows 8 slate devices running Intel or ARM chips. If you’re already testing the Windows 8 Release Preview, you’ll know that an Intel-based computer running Windows 8 can run all of your existing Windows software, plus the new Metro style apps.
So here’s some really useful resources to building Windows 8 Metro Style apps:
- MSDN Webcast series on developing Windows 8 Metro style apps
- Jennifer Marsman’s new series: Developing a Windows 8 Metro App
- Part One: Why Would You Want to Develop a Metro Application for Windows 8?
- Part Two: Getting Started
- Porting an iPad app to a Metro app – this article, focused on design, shows how to transition between these user experiences
- Rethinking a website as a Metro app – shows the design process of reimagining a food truck website as a Metro app
- Migrating a website to a Metro style app – this short article is focused on development and discusses some back-end considerations like communication, streaming, security, client package deployment, data sharing, and syndication
- Migrate/port a Windows Phone 7 app to a Metro style app