Features of Windows 8 Store Apps

There are number of features that a windows 8 store app have it's not necessary that each app should have all features. In this article i am giving some important features of the windows 8 store apps, later i will explain each of the feature individually.

Following are the features of the windows 8 store app which we can implement in our app as per the app requirement.

1. New windows 8 controls for better user experience
2. Support for orientation and snap of the device
3. Settings and Contracts for settings charms
4. Search and share Contract
5. Context menu
6. Live Tiles
7. Toast Notifications
8. lock screen app
9. Background tasks
10. Geo-location and Navigation
11. On screen keyboard
12. Storage roaming data and local data
13. Clipboard
14. File handling
15. Push Notifications

Each of the item as implementation in windows store app will be a learning and I will explain each item separately.

Developing an app for windows 8 need not to support all the features of the application it may vary according to the requirement and app type. There could be number of ways to implement the same feature in different ways.
For developing windows 8 store app in visual studio 2012 there is template added for store app where we can develop our windows 8 store app.


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