Presentation to Mobile Monday on Windows 8


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A overview of the opportunities for developers on the Windows 8 platform

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  • Your app can be displayed in any of the following sizes:Snapped: 320x768 (a minimum of 1366x768 is required to support snapped view)Full screen landscape / filled: minimum 1024x768Full screen portrait: minimum 768x1024Although there are an infinite number of supported sizes, it is important to verify your application in the most common application dimensions, namely:1024px by 768px1366px by 768px
  • Be ready for when the user uses the charms!Use the share charm to connect with other gamers, social media, or friends and let them share their latest high score or achievement.You can also use the search charm. Common scenarios in which to use the search charm include: finding a friend that is also playing the game, find a username on a leaderboard, or find a specific level in a game with many levels.Use the settings charms to allow the user to turn on/off music or sound, or to change their resolution, visual quality, etc…The ability to stream video and music to devices also exists with PlayTo. Stream to other Windows 8 devices, XBOX, etc.To access files on the users machine, you will need to setup a contract using what is called FilePicker.We’ll get into these in more detail later (Day 2).
  • Presentation to Mobile Monday on Windows 8

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