Have you heard earlier about metro style apps? Sounds interesting right? The metro style apps, popularly called the Windows Store apps represent a class of mobile applications developed for Windows and distributed via Windows Store. These are the class of full screen apps developed using the new design language called “METRO” where the focus relies on typography and content of the applications rather than the graphics. Developed for Windows platform, the metro style apps are tailored to provide a better user experience via the Windows user interface.
Metro style apps are easy to develop using the existing skills a developer has. They can be developed by using any programming language as desired by the developer. However, ASP.NET development tools are widely used for this purpose. ASP.NET application development for Windows platform using the Modern UI design strategy will lead to the development of metro style apps. This blog highlights a few key requirements for metro style app development and they are as follows.
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Metro style ASP.NET application development calls for a new deployment process where the developer is required to create and sign app packages using Visual Studio. They are required to pack their apps in metro style apps package based on OPC format for deploying. Here the apps in the package are installed per user as they install, update and uninstall cleanly.
Developers & Metro Style Apps
However, above all this in order to get on with your metro style ASP.NET application development you will require to set up the development environment for it and for that you will need install the Windows 8 Developer Preview with Developer Tools in a virtual environment. You can however surf the internet for a detailed installation procedure for building the environment for metro style apps development.