The windows 8 apps development fever rise with the release of Windows 8 in October. The application development in Windows 8 is really beneficial from many points of view. We will be looking at the reasons why a developer should start development in Windows 8.
1-Potentially Stronger Platform:
The user base of Windows 8 is much more potentially stronger than iOS and Android, the Windows 8 will accompany a far wider range of target devices. The applications will also be inheritable in the next versions of Windows which Microsoft will launch in future.
2-Creative Opportunity For Developers:
When it was asked what new UI provides to creative? Anthony Dry, lead Designer at Mando Group replied:
“The biggest opportunities with Windows 8 are a result of the radical departure from the typical skeuomorphism we see on phone and tablets. In reading content you still have a sense that you are picking up a leather-bound book from a bookshelf and turning pages, but Microsoft’s ‘content over chrome’ approach has broken that link and created something extremely minimalist which is also extremely beautiful. The live tiles and full screen view of your app both deserve a mention, as they allow me to provide great information and functionality for users without having to take up space with unnecessary design clutter, all within a consistent UI experience.
Another key part of the landscape is the infinite canvas, forcing you to design in a very responsive and scalable way for use across the range of devices all using the same app. In designing financial apps it creates great opportunities to enhance data, and it will be interesting to see how games designers bring the canvas into their thinking to create a truly platform specific concept game.”
3-Easy Development Environment:
Even if you are new to Windows 8 development, no problem there are a lot of official tutorials available from Microsoft.
4-Straightforward Method For Publishing App:
If you have already been through the stages like:
Got installation tools; developed application; got a developer licence, this is time to submit the application.
Your application must pass the certification requirements as published by Microsoft. The terms are explained in simple plain English, through certification kit you can validate many of the requirements by yourself. Your application is added to the store after clearing the certification test, more importantly the feedback system keeps you updated on each stage of certification test.
If you are a Windows 8 developer you can earn based on your potential applications. If you succeed in creating something popular, believe me your revenues are going to hit the peak in no time. Moreover, for life time revenue of $25,000 you move from industry standard 70% to 80%. Windows 8 store also offers you in-app purchasing, advertising, etc to further boost up your income.