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Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript by Rami Sarieddine

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Chapter 7. Making the App Live with Tiles and Notifications

The Start screen of Windows 8 is flashing with tiles and these tiles are more than just big icons associated with a specific app. In this chapter we will learn about the concept of app tiles, tile types, and the use of each. Also, we will get to see how to define these tiles for the app. Then we will get introduced to notifications and different types of notification methods, and we'll write a sample code that creates and implements a simple notification for the app.

Introducing tiles, badges, and notifications

A unique characteristic of Windows 8 apps is the concept of tiles. Moreover, the tiles are what make a Windows 8 app distinguishable. The apps fill and decorate the Start screen ...

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