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Beginning Windows 8 Application Development by David Fulop, György Balássy, Zoltan Arvai, István Novák

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Chapter 11

Building Connected Applications

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Integrating your applications with well-known features of the operating system
  • Communicating with other Windows 8 style apps
  • Learning how your app can process feed data from the Internet easily
  • Learning how your app can use the user’s data stored in Microsoft’s cloud

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

You can find the wrox.com code downloads for this chapter on the Download Code tab at www.wrox.com/remtitle.cgi?isbn=012680. The code is in the Chapter11.zip download and individually named, as described in the corresponding exercises.

Applications aren’t islands. They live in an ecosystem that connects them to other applications and services — sometimes through the operating system, and sometimes through the Internet. It is important to know how to make your Windows 8 style apps use the features provided by the operating system to access certain resources, or to access data and services provided by other Windows 8 style apps. You will learn about these relevant integrating options in this chapter.

Also, you learn about various networking options in Windows 8 style applications. After reading this chapter, you’ll be able to incorporate network information processing into your apps and to work with syndication feeds. The closing part of the chapter is about using a higher abstraction software development kit, the Live SDK, to integrate your apps into Microsoft’s online services.

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