Trip Journal and Windows 8               22 November 2012
Who am I?        {            “name” : “Radu Vunvulea,            “company” : “iQuest”,            “userType” : “enthusias...
Agenda         What kind of application is Trip Journal         Why Windows Store App         How does Trip Journal look o...
Trip Journal•   Record your trip information     • Places     • Photos     • Videos     • Impressions•   Share your experi...
Supported platforms                       Android                       Phones                                  Android   ...
Trip Journal•   The app received a $100.000 prize from Google for innovation concept and design•   And now we are on
Agenda         What kind of application is Trip Journal         Why Windows Store App         How does Trip Journal look o...
Why a Windows Store App•   Brand new app market•   Emergent market•   Big opportunity for startups•   A dual operating sys...
Why a Windows Store App
Did we were alone on this road?
Did we were alone on this road?
Did we were alone on this road?•   Microsoft Romania offered all their support     • Technical documentation     • UX docu...
Agenda         What kind of application is Trip Journal         Why Windows Store App         How does Trip Journal look o...
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How the application looks like Text          Text Text          Text Text          Text
How the application looks like Text          Text Text          Text Text          Text
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Agenda         What kind of application is Trip Journal         Why Windows Store App         How does Trip Journal look o...
Project setup•   Team size: 2 developers•   Period of time: 6 weeks•   Source control: TFS•   Development devices:     • V...
Agenda         What kind of application is Trip Journal         Why Windows Store App         How does Trip Journal look o...
Native languages C#           XAML JavaScript   HTML5 C++          XAML and Direct X
Native languages C#           XAML JavaScript   HTML5 C++          XAML and Direct X
Native languages C#           XAML JavaScript   HTML5 C++          XAML and Direct X
Native languages C#           XAML JavaScript   HTML5 C++          XAML and Direct X
Windows Store App is not an Android or iOS application
Learn how a Windows Store App should look and behave•   Windows Store App is not an Android or iOS application•   The loca...
Explain to the UX team what is Windows Store App•   No more shadows•   No more rounded corners•   No more buttons spreaded...
Privacy policy hell• All applications that use internet connection HAVE TOcontain a privacy policy•   What does it mean?  ...
Don’t forget about specific features•   Background tasks (similar to Windows Services)     • They were created to save use...
Publication steps•  Create and activate a development account for Windows Store•  Reserve the name of your application•  C...
Agenda         What kind of application is Trip Journal         Why Windows Store App         How does Trip Journal look o...
Can I monetize my Windows Store App?•   Sell your application     • Windows Store will take a 30% of your profit     • A b...
We never let a project fail.
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  1. 1. Trip Journal and Windows 8 22 November 2012
  2. 2. Who am I? { “name” : “Radu Vunvulea, “company” : “iQuest”, “userType” : “enthusiastic” “technologies” : [ “.NET”, “Azure”, “Web”, “Mobile”, “SL” , “JS”], “blog” : “vunvulearadu.blogspot.com”, “email” : ”radu.vunvulea@iquestint.com”, “socialMedia” : { “twitter” : “@RaduVunvulea”, “fb” : “radu.vunvulea” } }
  3. 3. Agenda What kind of application is Trip Journal Why Windows Store App How does Trip Journal look on Windows 8 Project setup What we had to take into account How to monetize your application
  4. 4. Trip Journal• Record your trip information • Places • Photos • Videos • Impressions• Share your experience on Facebook • Share trips • Publish trips • Search trips • Import KML files• Review your memories • From your mobile application • From Facebook application
  5. 5. Supported platforms Android Phones Android Symbian Tablets Text iPhone Windows 8 3G, 3GS iPhone 4
  6. 6. Trip Journal• The app received a $100.000 prize from Google for innovation concept and design• And now we are on
  7. 7. Agenda What kind of application is Trip Journal Why Windows Store App How does Trip Journal look on Windows 8 Project setup What we had to take into account How to monetize your application
  8. 8. Why a Windows Store App• Brand new app market• Emergent market• Big opportunity for startups• A dual operating system • Classic computers • Tablets• Reinventing the UI and UX
  9. 9. Why a Windows Store App
  10. 10. Did we were alone on this road?
  11. 11. Did we were alone on this road?
  12. 12. Did we were alone on this road?• Microsoft Romania offered all their support • Technical documentation • UX documentation • Technical support • Frameworks that are not published yet • A device with Windows 8 • Meeting reviews • Publicity • Exposure
  13. 13. Agenda What kind of application is Trip Journal Why Windows Store App How does Trip Journal look on Windows 8 Project setup What we had to take into account How to monetize your application
  14. 14. How the application looks like Text Text Text Text Text Text
  15. 15. How the application looks like Text Text Text Text Text Text
  16. 16. How the application looks like Text Text Text Text Text Text
  17. 17. How the application looks like Text Text Text Text Text Text
  18. 18. How the application looks like Text Text Text Text Text Text
  19. 19. Agenda What kind of application is Trip Journal Why Windows Store App How does Trip Journal look on Windows 8 Project setup What we had to take into account How to monetize your application
  20. 20. Project setup• Team size: 2 developers• Period of time: 6 weeks• Source control: TFS• Development devices: • Virtual machines • More virtual machines • Series 7 Slate PC (Samsung)• Technologies/frameworks: • C#/XAML • Caliburn.Micro (MVVM) • Facebook SDK • Bings Map
  21. 21. Agenda What kind of application is Trip Journal Why Windows Store App How does Trip Journal look on Windows 8 Project setup What we had to take into account How to monetize your application
  22. 22. Native languages C# XAML JavaScript HTML5 C++ XAML and Direct X
  23. 23. Native languages C# XAML JavaScript HTML5 C++ XAML and Direct X
  24. 24. Native languages C# XAML JavaScript HTML5 C++ XAML and Direct X
  25. 25. Native languages C# XAML JavaScript HTML5 C++ XAML and Direct X
  26. 26. Windows Store App is not an Android or iOS application
  27. 27. Learn how a Windows Store App should look and behave• Windows Store App is not an Android or iOS application• The location for different components is different• The way you can group content is more natural• The fond type and size is very well defined• Location of each item on the screen is well defined• AppBar for custom actions• The application need to serve the user• Operating system controls the lifetime of theapplication
  28. 28. Explain to the UX team what is Windows Store App• No more shadows• No more rounded corners• No more buttons spreaded all over the screen• Predefined fond type and size• Location of each controller is very well predefined• Simple and fluent design• Discover Windows 8 UX features• Snap “screen”• What was their feedback: • Simple • Clear • Natural • Easy to use • Learning curve is fast
  29. 29. Privacy policy hell• All applications that use internet connection HAVE TOcontain a privacy policy• What does it mean? • A web page with a privacy policy statement • On the setting page of your application you should have a button to redirect the user to that page• Recommendation: • Add a privacy policy statement to all applications
  30. 30. Don’t forget about specific features• Background tasks (similar to Windows Services) • They were created to save users battery, internet costs and to have a better experience • Are controlled by the operating system • Resource access limitations • Can be written only in C# or C++ • A application can have more than one background task• Application lifetime• What kind of resources an application can use• Specific UI controllers and animations
  31. 31. Publication steps• Create and activate a development account for Windows Store• Reserve the name of your application• Create from Visual Studio packages for each platform • X86, x64, ARM• Fill the application description page from the management portaland Publish• The validation period can take maximum 10 days• You can simulate the validation process usingWindows App Cert Kit
  32. 32. Agenda What kind of application is Trip Journal Why Windows Store App How does Trip Journal look on Windows 8 Project setup What we had to take into account How to monetize your application
  33. 33. Can I monetize my Windows Store App?• Sell your application • Windows Store will take a 30% of your profit • A build in trial mechanism• Add Adds on your application • You can have adds only on the free or trial version• Sell custom features separately • Special spells in a game • Extra gold in a game • Different backend services
  34. 34. We never let a project fail.
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