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Windows 8.2 pro: ‘URmode’ concept

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#91 LambdaLambdaLambdaFn



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 19:28

Rome wasn't built in a day.


It's true, but there were a lot of bugs in Win8, and 8.1 is marginally better. 


It's challenging to make genuinely powerful apps for Win8 as it stands, unless you're making a game.

#92 snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 19:49

Those are fighting words. I'll try your Metro app. (as long as it doesn't phone home, lol)


please report back to this thread with your findings  :laugh:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 20:15

please report back to this thread with your findings  :laugh:


Based on the nature of the app, it's too much trouble for me to install either win32 or WinRT. But, given the nature of the apps, I would surmise the Modern UI is more suited to providing a more efficient and user friendly UI & UX. Particularly given the type of user likely to use it.


Of course, I believe there are many benefits to WinRT itself. Just not many devs are really taking advantage of it, and I think a lot of planning and design must go into any serious app that uses it to overcome it's shortcomings like limited in-place context menus, full or snap screen only (which if you take the time to design for it I believe is a plus). etc. Create too many menu options that require using top or bottom bar and you make your own app cumbersome to use IMO. I think Modern apps should keep in-place context menus but that just doesn't work well on tablets and phones.