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NetCamp 2012 - Windows 8 development experience

During this week I participate to NetCamp 2012.  This was the 6th NetCamp event and is organizing by Evensys. NetCamp is a dedicated event for online entrepreneur and how they can turn their ideas in reality.
What I’m doing there? Well, I had a session where I presented how was the development process of Trip Journal on Windows 8 and what are the things that an entrepreneur should take into account when select the platform for their application.
Any entrepreneur that would like to develop mobile application in Windows 8 should take into account the following thinks (these are the most important ideas from my presentation):
  1. Windows Store – a big opportunity for any person with ideas. It is place where your application can be visible to users
  2. Windows 8 Apps – one application for desktop and tablet version. You don’t need to write different applications for different devices
  3. 3 native languages that can be used to develop a Windows 8 App – C#, C++, JavaScript
  4. Windows Store App is not an Android or iOS application
  5. Before starting imagine the UX of your application take a look what does a Windows 8 App UX means (especially UI elements and gestures)    
  6. Implement the Snap Screen, users will love it
  7. Don’t forget to create a privacy policy statement – double check the content of it with someone from legal department
  8. Look a little over the application lifetime. The most important thing to remember is only foreground application can run code (if you need something in the background use background tasks)
  9. Before publish the application to the store don’t forget to validate it using Windows App Cert Kit
  10. On Windows Store, monetize an application is very simple and mechanism like trial version are built in
Here is my presentation:
I hope to meet you again next year.
Note: Trip Journal is a great travel application developed by iQuest. You can find Trip Journal on different platforms from iPhone to Android, from Symbian to Windows 8.


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