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Windows 8 Metro Style Apps: How to build a great app

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This is a recording from an MSDN Live Meeting broadcast from the Microsoft Belgium office on April 24, 2012.

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You have looked into building Windows 8 Metro Style Applications. But now comes the step of building a great app that integrates with Windows 8 experiences and that has great user interaction. How do you make your app preferred by users? How do you give confidence to users?

In this session we look at the Metro style guidelines, how to adopt the Metro Design Principles and some examples of going from 'meh' to great!

This session focuses on the User Interaction and Experience, so expect little code but lots of input on how to make your app great, whether you are a designer or a developer.


Speaker: Katrien De Graeve

Katrien is an Evangelist for Microsoft Belgium, focusing on Microsoft Web and UX stack. With a web development background, working at agencies and training in the past, Katrien's focus at Microsoft is on Web, HTML5, Mobile and lately Windows 8 Metro Style apps. Katrien's main role as an evangelist is making developers shine!


Top designer and information architecture resources

·         http://design.windows.com
·         http://blendinsider.com/


Next events

Feel free to have a look at the list of events for developers run by the Microsoft Community in Belgium and Luxembourg. If you're specifically looking for events about Windows 8 in Belgium, your one-stop-shop is here: the Metro Map. It lists all Windows 8 events for developers and is your local guide to your app in the Windows Store.

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