After a long wait, when enterprises have still not entirely switched to Windows 7, Windows version 8 makes its way to the hardware stores. Even before its official launch in PCs, analysts have predicted it to leverage mobile device application development. According to the analysts, its new touch-focused version is a radical shift from its earlier iteration, which makes Windows 8 more native to mobile devices such as tablet computers than ever. However, is this platform capable of enraging long time users?
The squabble began right from Windows decision to eliminate the most famous Start Button. Instead, Windows 8 supports a metro-styled start screen that favors one-touch access. The touch-centric approach makes the new Windows more intuitive, provoking audiences to embrace the new set of colors, hard corners and fluid, easy to read text. So, has Microsoft totally done away with traditional desktop? Not Quite. Although the new screen simplifies the tasks such as emailing, setting up the calendar, checking stock updates and surfing the web, Microsoft has taken care of those who have a hang of traditional desktop. It will still be around for the times when you need to access to the applications such as Photoshop, MS office, among others.
The very next thing that Windows awes its PC users with is, Store Catalog. The store doesn’t contain a plethora of apps right now; however, Windows is expecting the first 5000 high-quality applications very soon. The Store catalog is open for users, who can shape their creative ideas into innovative apps for Windows. The apps would have support for both Windows 8 PCs and tablet devices. This will promote the mobile device application development and encourage developers to consider Windows as a new, challenging platform for invention.
When you ask Windows 8 is going to be a hit or flop, I would suggest you to consider your priorities first. Unlike Windows Vista, which is known for downgrading users’ computers and actually pushed users back to using XP, Windows 8 has a plethora of benefits including the systematic set-up, engaging user interface and better look and feel. Besides, it offers great performance too. It offers ease of set up, faster boot time, easier printer discovery and improved monitor support.
Although users have been trained for years to hit the start button to find all programs, I believe users will embrace the change. With lots more change happening in and around the mobile device application development arena, users have build their mindsets to experiment with new things. The introduction of smart phones has made people more tech savvy than ever and the recent mobile devices enable users to be techie and make their phones more attractive and interactive than its default settings. The users with this approach are certain to embrace the radical shift in Windows. With Windows, the learning curve has always been low.
Windows 8 may or may not convince mobile device application development providers; however, it is sure to create excitement among business users thereby ensuring that the Windows will not fail. It will surely find its sector for blooming.