CHAPTER 12

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Tiles, Badges, and Toasts

Have you ever decorated the front door of your home so guests feel welcome? Have you ever been pleasantly surprised when a gift arrived in the mail? Have you ever considered how convenient it would be to know what’s going on inside your home (like through a live video feed) when you are out of town? But wait—how does all this relate to Windows 8 app development? Turns out, these real-world scenarios are very apt when it comes to usage of tiles, badges, toasts, and lock screen apps in your Windows 8 Store apps.

In short, what you are shooting for here is to have a robust notification mechanism from your Windows ...

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