Discover Windows 8: People App

To help us understand the vision behind core Windows 8 apps, Microsoft has put together a development blog series that provides us with an in depth and unique explanation to the thought process and creation of these essential apps. Microsoft has worked hard to seamlessly integrate them into Windows 8, creating an extremely efficient and intuitive user experience.

Microsoft approach to Windows 8 core app development starts from the ground up. Before any problem can be solved or improved upon, a solid understanding of the core factors must be gained. In creating the People App, Microsoft has done just this. The four principles used to focus the development of this app were:

  • Complete & Connected – All your personal and work contacts are there, alive with their social activities and photos, letting you instantly engage and react to them. Data syncs from your email and social accounts rather than getting this info from a one-time import, and you get a simple unified contact card for each person, regardless of how many versions of their contact info you have from different accounts.
  • Designed for Windows 8 – On modern devices the address book is a core part of the overall experience, therefore it is important to design it with the whole system in mind. The People app follows Metro style design principles so it is fast and fluid, and it works together with all your other apps through the Share and Picker contracts.
  • Cloud-powered – your contacts and settings are effortlessly backed up, so “they just work” when you sign in from a new device, or even from the web. And when you pin a contact to your Start screen, the live tile lights up with real-time notifications about new photos, comments, and tweets.
  • In control – you decide what you share with whom across your home, work, and social networks. And of course, those networks decide what information is shared and connected, respecting their policies and customer privacy.

Click the source link below to see how this unique app was developed.

By: Chisom Agada

Source: Microsoft Development Blog – http://goo.gl/pLbj4

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Categories: Articles, Discover Windows 8

Author:chizzwhiz

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