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Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition by Nico Vermeir

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CHAPTER 6

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Using Live Tiles

Live tiles are a feature where the Windows platform, on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Xbox, really shines. They provide information to users without them having to open each and every app. A quick glance at the Start screen is enough to know if new e-mails have arrived or to check if apps need updates or how their favorite team performed yesterday. It’s up to the developer to leverage this functionality, and a good implementation of these notifications can really make an app stand out from the crowd.

But there’s more to live tiles than just a way to provide certain information without opening the app. There’s also ...

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