The Difference Between Metro and Desktop Apps

The new Metro-style user interface (UI) that Microsoft has been discussing will become very familiar to everyone once the next iteration of the its operating system, Windows 8, is released. Developers need to begin to consider how they will be using the Metro-style UI within their apps, and how they will be different from traditional desktop apps, which will still be a part of Windows 8.

The changes that will come with Metro are huge--Metro apps are specialized to perform one task in a very efficient manner. Although they were designed to work with touch-screens, they also work well with the traditional mouse and keyboard. They are able to interact with other apps, even those that they are not associated with, and they will prioritize content before other issues--which is good for the end user.

The new Metro-style user interface (UI) that Microsoft has been discussing will become very familiar to everyone once Windows 8 is released. Developers need to begin to consider how they will be using the Metro-style UI within their apps, and how they will be different from traditional desktop apps, which will still be a part of Windows 8.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Rocket Mobile® for IBM i is an enterprise mobile application development and deployment platform for customers who rely on the IBM i system. Rocket Mobile for IBM i enables customers to leave proven applications in-place and rapidly repurpose them into new managed and secure mobile applications. Fast, easy creation of mobile, web, and hybrid mobile applications that deploy to any iOS, Android, or Windows mobile phone or tablet Built-in integration for seamless repurposing of existing IBM i applications …

  • Complex hybrid environments can make it difficult to track interdependencies, increasing the risk of disrupting critical business services. In this white paper by EMA, you'll learn how application discovery and dependency mapping can help you: Meet granular targets for availability, cost, and time-to-revenue for cloud services. Accelerate mean time to repair (MTTR) while communicating better with stakeholders. Manage even the most complex hybrid environments more efficiently and effectively Understand the …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date