Im getting questions around creating apps, especially with the new winrt 8.1 api's e.g. point of service etc to run on surface rt. Im looking at c# and xaml (coming from a web background with server side and back in the day vc++ doc/view). Small business customers are looking at the surface RT because of its price point compared to pro but Im hesitant that it will not run point of service and give me enough app capabilities when compared to a windows 'store' app running on surface pro. Im still trying to get my heard around 'store' in the context e.g. can a 'rt' app be deployed to surface RT without going through the store, my assumption is yes or more likely on the surface pro - could someone also clear this up for me?
Later on in the app development process I would like to get a broad reach across surface rt, surface pro, and possibly windows 8/phone 8 using the sharing patterns described elsewhere, but initially I don't want to go down the html route due to a richer ui feature set under c# xaml as far as I can make out at the moment.
I guess what Im trying to say is that will a windows store app that uses the 8.1 apis and runs on surface pro be able to run the same api's on surface RT? will a store app run the same on surface running rt or surface pro? I guess the api list in question is here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211377.aspx
the demo at build 2013 with the credit card scanner was on a surface pro I assume... thanks Dean