Designing and Developing the Ultimate Windows App Experience

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Lynnette and Rob will walk you through a premium sample app built on the new Universal Windows Platform. They’ll demonstrate how the sample app’s UI model and user experience translates on each device family (phone, tablet, PC, Xbox One, Surface Hub), and they’ll showcase the capabilities of the Universal Windows Platform. Lynnette will discuss the practical design considerations that go into building a multi-device Universal Windows app. Rob will talk about how to tailor the sample app and quickly get it up and running on multiple devices. He’ll also share some of the key nuts-and-bolts implementation details along the way.


XAML/UX, Design



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      For follow-up conversation on this session and the sample app, follow #UWPDesign on Twitter.  Thanks!

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      Any idea when we can get our hands on the sample app? Following #UWPDesign but perhaps here would be a better place?

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      Hi There, Apologies for the delay in responding.  It's still early days with the platform and we are working through issues as fast as possible.  Our goal is to ship the templates before the end of June.  Curious, are you more interested in XAML or the Web Programming model version?


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      OK great.  That's good to know.  Thanks

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      @Doogie90: Can you give an update on the Media App Sample release? I haven't seen something yet while following #UWPDesign, but maybe I missed something. Isn't there a better source to get information on the release than following the Twitter Hashtag? :)

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      Hey eslGman, thanks for pinging me.  I ran into some platform bugs on the phone platform that blocked development of a "real" WinJS app on phone.  Those bugs have been resolved so I'm focusing on tailoring for phone and final cleanup at this point.  Also, WinJS will not have a MediaPlayer control until early August.  Once the final tools / SDK's release later this month and I can integrate with the August release of WinJS, we will do a test pass and then publish.  If looking for the XAML version, we will test with the final tools / SDKs and release early August as well.  Thanks!

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      Thanks Rob! I would be interested in the WinJS version and I don't mind if there's no media player control yet ;)
      Where will it be published? On

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      Any News when and where the XAML Sample will be available for download?

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      Is the download for the XAML sample available?

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      opening comment thread.

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      Hi Everyone, I was asked about the Media App Sample recently and noticed this thread wasn't updated.  Apologies for that.  We published the Media App sample as part of the TVHelpers GitHub repo here.  It's under the CSharp folder: 


      Media App Sample:

      If you are a JavaScript developer, use tv.js from TVHelpers to enable your app to work well with Xbox One / TV and a controller.  The tv.js library can work with pretty much any JavaScript library.


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