Real World Windows 8 App Development with JavaScript

Real World Windows 8 App Development with JavaScript offers you practical advice and hard-earned insights that will help you create and publish apps to a worldwide market.

Led by authors with deep Windows 8 app development experience, you’ll learn how to make the most of Microsoft’s APIs for hooking into Windows 8 on all devices, including the core ideas of promises and the asynchronous programming model. You’ll also discover such important tips as how to:

  • Adhere to Windows 8 guidelines for successful app acceptance
  • Extend the appeal of your app with media, contracts, charms, and user notifications
  • Capture and work with media, including the ability to play video wirelessly to a television
  • Manage background processing and file transfers
  • Gain visibility for your app and add monetization optionsReal World Windows 8 App

Development with JavaScript features real-world examples that emphasize the use of JavaScript and HTML 5 and that also adhere to the stylistic guidelines Microsoft has put in place to maintain a consistent look and feel for all applications on this platform.

Get the low-down from authors with experience from the front lines of Windows 8 app development. Theory is all well and good, but when it comes down to it, you can’t beat practical advice from people who’ve been there and done it! You’ll come away from this book with all the tools, ideas, and inspiration you need to create successful Windows 8 JavaScript apps.

What you’ll learn

  • The fundamentals of the asynchronous programming model
  • Integrating your app with the Windows 8 system
  • Working with and capturing media
  • Extending your app with contracts and charms
  • Giving users notifications
  • Monetization and certification

Who this book is for
This book is for JavaScript developers wanting to create applications for sale in the Windows 8 app store. Developers should have a good knowledge of HTML5 and JavaScript, but no previous Windows 8 app development knowledge is required.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Windows 8 Ethos and Environment
Chapter 2. Getting the Basics Right
Chapter 3. Incorporating Layout and Controls
Chapter 4. Navigating the Media Maze
Chapter 5. Making the Most Out of Charms and Contracts
Chapter 6. Solving the Printing Problem
Chapter 7. Providing Clear Notifications
Chapter 8. Keeping Apps Running in the Background
Chapter 9. Monetizing Your App: The Lowdown
Chapter 10. Getting Your App on the Windows Store

Book Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430250801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430250807
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