Do you have an existing website that you would like to take advantage of the great new features in Windows 8 but not sure how to transition to a native Metro app? Or have an existing iPad app and would like to be ready for the Windows 8 launch?
Then have a look at these curated links from Jennifer Marsman that provide step-by-step guidance on how to take advantage of what Metro has to offer:
- Porting an iPad app to a Metro app – this article is focused on design and shows how to transition between these user experiences
- Rethinking a website as a Metro app – this article is focused on design and shows the process of reimagining a food truck website as a Metro app
Porting a website
- Migrating a website to Metro 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
Porting a Windows Phone app
- Migrating a Windows Phone 7 app to XAML Metro app – this article looks at porting a WP7 app written in Silverlight to a Metro app written in XAML. This includes some helpful info, like a mapping of the Silverlight and Windows Phone namespaces and their equivalents in WinRT, and a list of differences in the UI capabilities.