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stupid realization about Metro app naming.

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    magicalclick

    Just stupidly realize the official standard for metro app is, RT. like Office 2013 RT. So, I am guessing we should name MyApp RT if it is metro app.

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    cbae

    No. RT has to do with the hardware platform.

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    kettch

    @magicalclick: Except OneNote uses the MX convention: OneNote MX

    I'm assuming that stands for Mobile eXperience.

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    lucianoc

    @cbae: If I remember correctly the ex Metro apps are called "Modern Apps" or "Windows Store Apps"

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    spivonious

    , magicalclick wrote

    Just stupidly realize the official standard for metro app is, RT. like Office 2013 RT. So, I am guessing we should name MyApp RT if it is metro app.

    You'd think that, because you target the WinRT API, but Office 2013 RT is named that because it comes with Windows RT, which is the Windows 8 that runs on ARM chips.

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    cbae

    , kettch wrote

    @magicalclick: Except OneNote uses the MX convention: OneNote MX

    I'm assuming that stands for Mobile eXperience.

    Or Metro Modern eXperience Wink

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    magicalclick

    MX ??? I guess I will say RTMX Tongue Out

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    How about WSa? -- "Windows Store app" Wouldn't want to confuse anyone...

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    Harlequin

    BUT, you can target Arm/RT only for your Windows app. So you could maybe add RT to your app name if that is the case perhaps. Not sure if there is a naming rule convention to follow.

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    AndyC

    To be honest, the only justification I can think of for calling things "Windows Store Apps" is entirely to get away from people branding applications with something like RT or MX. It gives the impression that it isn't the "real" version, which devalues the idea that these are every bit as capable as other Windows applications. The aim is for their not to be a convention like that so that, for example, a WSA version of Photoshop would just be called "Photoshop".

    And yes, it's apparent that if that is the goal, yet again the Office team didn't get the memo...

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