Extensively updated for the release of Windows 8.1, this book covers all of the new features of the WinJS 2.0 library such as the Repeater, SearchBox, WebView, and NavBar controls and the new WinJS Scheduler. This book has been updated with a new sample app that demonstrates how to build a Windows Store app that interacts with Windows Azure Mobile Services.
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Detailed information on how to…
Get your app published in the Windows Store
Thoroughly master using the WinJS ListView control to display, sort, and filter data
Use new controls introduced with Windows 8.1 such as the Repeater, WebView, NavBar, and SearchBox controls
Implement Windows Search and Share contracts
Use HTML5 Canvas to build arcade games
Store data on the local file system, via Windows Azure Mobile Services or in IndexedDB databases
Use Live Services to authenticate users, retrieve user profiles, and interact with SkyDrive
Create custom WinJS controls with Page Controls
Build apps that gracefully adapt to different screen resolutions and orientations
Take pictures from your computer’s webcam and play sounds 8.1 Apps