O'Reilly logo

Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up by Michele Aponte, Antonio Liccardi, Emanuele Garofalo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 9

image

Listening to the World

The first thing that a user sees after the installation of your app is the tile. This is a static representation of your app on the Start screen and it allows the user to start it; this is true until you do not evolve a static tile in a live tile. At this point of the book you know that Windows 8 keeps only one app active at a time; therefore you should use live tiles to give real-time feedback to the user about the state of the app. You can update app tiles in one of two ways:

  • From your app code
  • Using push notifications

In this chapter, we will talk about different types of notifications. Most of them are configured ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required