KLST experience​ ​with Windows 8.1 App Development

KLST is currently busy upgrading a number of Windows 8 apps created for clients and internal apps to the new Windows 8.1 platform. We have a good understanding of some of the new features in Windows 8.1 APIs and Features for developers related to App Packaging, Asynchronous programming and Controls (HTML with JavaScript), Controls (XAML with C#). Please find below our expertise with Windows 8.1 app development experience:

  • We recommend the following best practices for designing Windows 8.1 apps:
  • Define app resources - Define your app's resources to improve maintainability and localization.
  • Respond to user interaction - Handle user interactions from touch, pen/stylus, mouse, and keyboard devices.
  • Work with data and files - How to bind data, read, write, and save to files, as well as how to manipulate XML data.

  • Connect to networks and web services - How to create connected apps. A connected, or network-aware app, can use the network for a variety of purposes including RSS feeds, games, and to interact with nearby devices.
  • Manage user info - How to use roaming credentials, how to authenticate users with Live Services, and how to set up single sign-on.
  • Launch and resume apps - How to launch, suspend, and resume your app while keeping app data safe and fresh.
  • Add multimedia - How to capture multimedia, play audio and video, process image files, share or stream media, and transcode multimedia.
  • Integrate devices, printers, and sensors - How to support devices like printers, cameras, sensors, removable storage, choose the right motion and orientation sensor for your game, how to use a light sensor to adjust screen brightness, and how to detect a user's geographic location.
  • Add trials and in-app purchases - How to use free apps, trials (both time-based and feature-based), paid apps, and in-app purchases so your customers can try your app for free and choose what works for them.
  • Globalize your app - How to localize/globalize your app.
  • Make your app accessible - How to create apps that are accessible to the widest possible audience, including people who have impairments or disabilities.
  • Package apps - How to use Visual Studio to access the Windows Store and package your app for distribution.
  • Debug and test apps - How to use the testing and debugging tools in Visual Studio.

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