August 5, 2015 3:59 pm

Build better apps: Windows 10 by 10 development series

We’ve been talking about the new capabilities that come with Windows 10 for some time, but an area that we haven’t really dug into yet is how they can help your app better engage your users. To remedy this, we’ll spend the next 10 weeks highlighting 10 of our favorite Universal Windows Platform capabilities that ship with Windows 10 – we call this our Windows 10 by 10. Each week, we’ll kick things off with a blog post, and carry the conversation onto Twitter. Across that week, we’ll look at what will help you build better apps, reach more people, make cooler things, and earn additional revenue. Along the way, we’ll also provide resources such as code samples, design assets, guidance, DLVUP challenges, etc. to help you incorporate these features into your app.

This topic list is not set in stone; this is what we brainstormed as the right starting point. If there is another topic you would like to cover, please let us know by reaching out on @WindowsDev or Facebook using the hashtag #Win10x10. We would like to hear what you think.

Current blog post calendar for the upcoming weeks:

  1. Promotion in the Windows Store
  2. Live Tiles and Notifications
  3. Cortana Integration
  4. Responsive UI
  5. Inking & Speech
  6. Dynamically detect features
  7. Cross-app communication
  8. Adding polish to improve the look and feel of your app
  9. Optimizing Your App for Performance
  10. Building Secure Apps

In order to use the resources in this series, you will need to install: Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015 and the Windows 10 Developer Tools (the dev tools are installed from Visual Studio installer).

Updated October 13, 2015 4:01 pm

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  1. if you can, one on sensors. That is deep dive into using the accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, GPS, and Sensor core. With this how to relate the current frame of refererence (i.e. as viewing thru the camera) from gps/sensor core and the comparison of sensors.

  2. Already got huge codebase in C++ and sometimes face with daunting task of wrappers to make it work. Look forward to do GUI stufff natively in C++ instead of relying on C# or CLR overhead . (This question I am asking as porting code from Linux/RTOS )

  3. Hello Sir!

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