@Tony DaSilva: Hey Tony, there are methods to interop between C++ and all the platform specific languages you mentioned. The pattern Herb is presenting is to minimize the interop code to the UI Layer and Platform Abstraction Layers so that you can maximize the share C++ logic that can then communicate to the UI or MiniPALs in a platform agnostic fashion.
Car Starter is a new Windows Phone 8 dashboard application for the commuter! The app provides you with a large touch-friendly interface which is easy to use while driving. It will make it easy to access what you need without fumbling with your phone.
Store 2 frequent destinations, with the press of a button launch a navigation app that will route you to your saved destination(s)
Store up to 6 frequently used contacts
Play music from an artist or album in your phone's music library using voice commands
Buttons to quickly navigate you to WiFi, Cellular or Bluetooth settings menus