Last updated 24th October 2012.
Ok, not quite 101 but I’m sure we will get there :-) If I have missed something, please share with a comment. Enjoy!
UX Frameworks – commercial
- · RadControls for Windows 8 – 15+ native controls in XAML and HTML
- · Actipro Charts – micro charts
- · Actipro Controls and Classes – wrappanel, media etc
UX Frameworks – open source
- · http://timheuer.github.com/callisto/ Utilities and UI controls
- · http://jupitertoolkit.codeplex.com/ Comprehensive set of controls and extensions
- · http://winrtxamlcalendar.codeplex.com/ Quick port of Silverlight calendar control
- http://winrtdatabase.codeplex.com/ but this has not been updated for Windows8 RTM – and therefore would act as a starting point
- Also check out Windows Azure Mobile Services for a cloud database geared towards mobile apps.
Windows Azure Mobile Services
Currently in Preview.
Store data, authenticate (Microsoft accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Google) and authorize users, send email/sms and push notifications to devices using Windows Azure Mobile Services
- Read documentation and announcement of recent additions
Bing Maps for Windows Store Apps
- Visual Basic, C# and C++ Developers: See Getting Started and then Add Bing Maps to a Windows Store app.
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8
- · Win 8 RTM Compatible Ad SDK download
- · Win 8 RTM Compatible Ad SDK MSDN Documentation
- · Microsoft Advertising for Windows 8 Website for blog posts, FAQs, support and more
Analytics for WinRT
Omniture has a WinRT SDK today in beta: https://developer.omniture.com/en_US/content_module/mobile
Video Player for Windows 8
Currently Preview 6 (22/9/2012)
- Download from http://playerframework.codeplex.com/
Play Ready SDK for Windows 8
Audio and Video content protection for streaming and progressive download