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MUST HAVE APPS for NewStart: What's needed  (?)

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    jamie

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    1. Angry (stupid) Birds.  It HAS to be in the list of apps. Also the store horizontal nav can seem weird (for a store) - suggest making it go down page (option?) - like you did to NewStart Music (although - that worked better - horizontal scroll...)

    2. NewStart Center: "Customize your openning touch screen".  *Import and Export to your your tablet! (that solves right mouse customization on tablets(?)

    - possible ideas:  "Integrate with My Pictures (full screen photos from your pictures folder overlay pics on top of whole NewStart menu at 12% transparency. Would change at each boot

    - Make tiles sizes you want. make icons big or small. make text big - or remove it. Add a background image to tile....etc etc

    This cannot be left to 3rd parties. MS has to start it / make it... maybe with limited - but expandible options

    3. Any other apps that are in top 50 free of android and iphone.  (good luck)

     

    4. NewStart File Manager (like youd think of fileman.exe - but all "metro" and cool

    5. Albums (store app) WAY better. add multiple photos (after creating cover) have 2000 templates for cover (not one with post it business notes stuck on them)

    6. MS REAL Radio (or something. right there. NewStart - radio

    7. NewStart Pictures (way more options for list / details/ thums / PLEASE FOLLOW FOLDERS. it is a MESS!  Dump 6 years of 5 meg photos x 10000000 into NewStart(metro) it chokes

    8. NewStart Music - put it back to preview - horizontal. offer option for down. OFFER OPTION TO OVER RIDE SETTINGS AND USE FOLDERS, TITLES AND ARTISTS to categorize

    9. New Start Video: Get the damn MKV codecs and every other one (= play everything)

    10 - MY REQUEST:  lets say i have a webpage that says "hello world" on it.  How do i make that an app - (to test) in 5 easy steps... please list below - PLUS your MUST HAVE FOR LAUNCH ideas

     

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    Off topic - OFFICE 2013 - too white - hurts eyes - bllends to background white/grey to easily. too much white over all. go to flat light grey just a tad darker

     

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    jamie

    ..ha...so there's some....ideas....for apps..... would be glad to help ...so i could USE them Smiley

     

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    Charles

    Welcome home, Jamie! Smiley

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    PaoloM

    I'm working on porting me WP7 Reader app to win8. Let's see what I learn at Build this year Smiley

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    jamie

    if anyone could quickly answer above about 5 steps to "metro"id appreciate not having to wade through 5000 documents

    hellow world.html  =  appears as a tile and installs

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    jamie

    ok... forget the 5 steps...

     

    how about...

     

    go here - register for this... then download this .... do what it says. upload your thing to a web URL ... add the link - say ok ... wait for confirmation.... done

    *im just picturing whats involved - as i didnt .... RTFM... but anyone thats done it.... that can spare 1 minute...

    id appreciate it. Smiley

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    jamie

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/

    my mind goes all calvin & hobbes looking at this page

    zombie.....

    where is the big thing at the top:  html page to "metro" tile in 5 esay steps!

    - Homer simpson sample - click here

    - Wizard download - click here

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    Charles

    Jamie, I sense a bong presence. Smiley

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    jamie

    no im trying to find where to ....START

     

    * yes i know you dumped all suport for non-programmers back when everything switched to vista

    The ben Slivka era had every sample youd ever need - dumbed down for regular folks - ready to run  (Working sample: click here / Download: click here)

     

    i loved those days

     

    too bad MS decided to make everything so hard (unless your a programmer)

     

    *edit - but i hear thats not the case - you can make "metrpo" apps" with html / javascript... so ...  where is the big button i press ?  Wink

     

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    PaoloM

    Download VS2012 and the SDK, create a new project from one of the presupplied templates, modify as fit. Now you can run it on your machines. To distribute it, you need a Windows Store Dev token and submit it to the marketplace.

    It's very similar to the Windows Phone process and actually quite simple.

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    Charles

    Start here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

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    PS: I was being playful, Jaime (re bong).

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    jamie

    thanks paolo (havent typed that in a while) Wink

    most likely still too hard though...  and i am not suggesting everyone with a cat pic on an html page be allowed to make a tile...

     

    just would be great if there was a wizard - and it got submitted to someone who either said - ya thanks cool - or ..naw thats dumb

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    Charles
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    jamie

    @Charles:

    i quit everything for a long time.. sold a house / bought a house / fixed a house

    this summer im back to my old ways  Tongue Out

    ps: (acitavted!  ..til june 2013 anyway... you should see the desktops for the kids im setting up on the touchsmart Smiley

    <cobert>activator! (shakes fist) </cobert>

    Edit / ahem - of course ill BUY it... i just cant yet (plus i hear its not 500 dollars anymore - closer to 60 or 70 bucks upgrade  - again - good work

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    Charles

    I like your new avatar, Jamie.

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    jamie

    Review of old "gripes":

    1. you wrecked full screen! (700 posts)
    win8 is almost ALL fullscreen / "metro ie" is total full screen kiosk.

    2. You took away up!!!
    Up is back.

    3. Put windows explorer in to media center - make it an optional UI
    well its not optional ...and there really isnt a file explorer in it - but its close

    4. Frontpage name has a bad stigma - please change it
    ..and they did to Expression. good name. but they made frontpage like dreamweaver - too hard for most bus customers / black interface / scary - still good tho

    5 Put back cool bars in IE -X2 -  let us break it into pieces and put the pieces where - or back together how - we want.
    This wasnt done. Im assuming because they did not want tech support dealing with floating /embedded toolars / sections IE versions (id have loved it - tools on the bottom!

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    funny to think about all this again - and NOT ever again. ha

    ps  };-o-{ )

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    MasterPi

    @jamie: Windows 8 was your idea.

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    Harlequin

    , jamie wrote

    5 Put back cool bars in IE -X2 -  let us break it into pieces and put the pieces where - or back together how - we want.
    This wasnt done. Im assuming because they did not want tech support dealing with floating /embedded toolars / sections IE versions (id have loved it - tools on the bottom!

    I don't see why you couldn't build a Windows 8 Xaml app with an appbar that accepts plugins via MEF or something. And if you have the unfortunate job of building the app in HTML5 you could use jQuery or something =)

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