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  • MasterPi

    ...is apparently the replacement name for metro apps, said in response to Tom Warren's (The Verge) question during "The principles of Microsoft design" session.

    I guess we're back to Microsoft Design Language Framework 2012-esque names?

     

    I do find it interesting that it's "Windows 8" and not just "Windows" since the number is dropped in future versions.

     

    EDIT: (see below) It's actually Windows Store Apps. No "8".

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @MasterPie: Re: "Windows 8" and not just "Windows" it sounds like a geek took a marketing class were he learned the importance of repeating your brand over & over. Unfortunately this fictitious person isn't smart enough to be bother with such facts as there's a Windows 9 in our future. Of course it could be that from now on with Windows there will be no app compatibility for versions so a Windows 9 app will only run on Windows 9. That kind of makes sense since WinRT is part of the OS and not shipped separately like .NET -- At least not yet. In any case it's pretty lame all the way around.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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  • spivonious

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Maybe there will be no Windows 9 and Microsoft will start doing releases like Apple. Windows 8 Elephant, Windows 8 Ostrich, etc.

  • cbae

    , spivonious wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Maybe there will be no Windows 9 and Microsoft will start doing releases like Apple. Windows 8 Elephant, Windows 8 Ostrich, etc.

    The perpetual "8" in the product name will ensure that it stays popular in China at least.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , spivonious wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Maybe there will be no Windows 9 and Microsoft will start doing releases like Apple. Windows 8 Elephant, Windows 8 Ostrich, etc.

    As in "Elephant" in the room and "Ostrich" with his head in the sand. I see what you did there... clever. Smiley

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  • magicalclick

    They corrected it. But Metro is only one distinct word, thus, Metro is still the word for me.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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  • Harlequin

    "Metro" is now "Modern". Steve even said Modern in his keynote Cool

  • spivonious

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    As in "Elephant" in the room and "Ostrich" with his head in the sand. I see what you did there... clever. Smiley

    Ha, I just picked those at random, but thanks. Smiley

  • dentaku

    Yup, I like just replacing Metro with Modern to distinguish it from Desktop apps.

  • Ian2

    I would prefer a name that is more unique for dev searching options

  • felix9

    Hmmmm....so Windows 8 => Windows ??

  • MasterPi

    @dentaku:

    , Harlequin wrote

    "Metro" is now "Modern". Steve even said Modern in his keynote Cool

    But then future apps become modern and these apps become suddenly NOT modern.

  • felix9

    @MasterPie: post-mordern ? Devil

     

  • MasterPi

    Whoops, guess the wrong name was said during the presentation. According to TheVerge (and MS), it's actually Windows Store Apps. That makes more sense. Still ugly though.

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