Real-World Live Tiles: Working with Live Tiles in Windows 8 Apps

Some teammates and I have built a “Contoso Food & Dining” app that surfaces top restaurants and their reviews from Yelp based on your location.  We built this app as a reference application to be published on MSDN.  (NOTE: I also have another article on building secondary tile support for this app.)  I owned implementing…

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Real-World Secondary Tiles: Top Three Tips for Working with Secondary Tiles in Windows 8 Apps

A group of colleagues and I developed a Windows 8 reference application called “Contoso Food & Dining”.  This application shows restaurant information and reviews around some location.  Among other things, I owned the implementation of secondary tiles.  Secondary tiles enable users to promote specific content by pinning it to their Start Menu.  Selecting the secondary…

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Common Windows Store certification errors: 6.5 App must be localized

This week, I am writing a blog post series explaining the most common certification failures when submitting an app to the Windows Store. I began the series with some general guidance and overall tips & tricks.  Then, every day this week, I discussed a common Windows Store certification failure, including 1.2 Fully Functional, 3.8 Performance,…

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Common Windows Store certification errors: 4.1 Your app must comply with privacy requirements

This week, I am writing a blog post series explaining the most common certification errors when submitting an app to the Windows Store.  I began the series with some general guidance and overall tips & tricks.  Now I’m going through the specific requirements that fail most often, and we already covered 1.2 Fully Functional and…

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Common Windows Store certification errors: 3.8 App must meet the basic performance criteria on a low-power computer

This week, I am writing a blog post series explaining the most common certification errors when submitting an app to the Windows Store.  I began the series with some general guidance and overall tips & tricks.  Then yesterday we discussed the commonly-failed requirement 1.2 on apps being fully functional.  Today, we will examine certification requirement…

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Common Windows Store certification errors: 1.2 App must be fully functional

Yesterday, I kicked off my blog post series on common Windows Store certification errors with some general guidance and overall tips & tricks.  For the rest of the week, I will explain the top certification errors when submitting to the Windows Store. Today, we will examine certification requirement 1.2: “Your app must be fully functional…

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Common certification errors when submitting to the Windows Store

This post kicks off a blog post series on common certification failures when submitting an app to the Windows Store.  Windows 8 development is taking off, and some folks have pinged me with questions when their apps don’t get in the first time.  I will address the most common issues with Windows Store submission.  Today,…

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“Coffee and Code” event in Microsoft Southfield office

NOTE: if you are not located near Southfield, Michigan – skip this post and read this instead, regarding online office hours that I’m running.  If you are located near Southfield, MI, I will be holding an in-person app-building event for Windows Store apps on Thursday Dec 6 from 9am-noon.  Please register at http://win8southfield.eventbrite.com.  Official description:…

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Windows 8 Online Office Hours

I will be holding some online office hours on Windows Store development for Windows 8.  I’ll be available online through Lync to answer your dev-related questions and help unblock you.  If people find this useful, I will schedule additional sessions (I’m considering another session during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, since many…

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