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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® 8 Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 in 24 Hours by Chad Carter

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Hour 17. Using Live Tiles, Secondary Tiles, Notifications, and Toasts

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• Creating a wide tile for the app

• Creating secondary tiles

• Updating the tile’s badge information

• Sending tile notifications

• Sending toast notifications to the user

The app tile represents the app to the user, so it needs to be rich and engaging. An app tile can be a small (1×1), square tile or a large (2×1), wide tile. It can be static, which is the default, or alive with activity and continually updated, which is preferred. Apps that have detail information also enable users to pin secondary tiles to the screen so that when they are launched, the app will drill down into the detail information.

The app’s tile is an opportunity to provide ...

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