Chapter 12. The splash screen, app tile, and notifications

This chapter covers

  • Splash screens
  • Extending the splash screen
  • Static and live tiles
  • Notification toast

As I sit here writing this book on my main PC, my remote desktop session into one of my Windows 8 tablets is showing me a colorful Start page, full of information. I can see that I have unread email and that a friend’s birthday is tomorrow. I can see that my wife commented on a photo of mine on Facebook, and I can see the rather humorous label my son gave to a picture in his workbook. I can also see that my next possible achievement in Minesweeper will be “Savior of the world.”

All these apps are providing information to me, beckoning me to use them, to crack them open and ...

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