If you have not heard yet, Microsoft has finally released Windows 8, and it comes with a host of new features. If you are a person that is in the developer community you already know, and you probably know to that there is now a Metro App system to compete with other mobile applications. This is good news if you are a struggling developer, who is trying to make a name for them.
Microsoft's Metro-Apps May Be the Ticket for New Comers to The World of App Development
If you are new to the world of application development and want to make a name for yourself, Metro-Apps may be your ticket. It has only been a few weeks since the release of Windows 8, and some of the devices that carry it as an OS, which include Microsoft's own Surface Tablet. To help Microsoft market to tablet users, the new OS uses both tradition windows applications, and mobile widgets or apps, which Microsoft is calling "Metro Apps".
The Metro-Apps are an "in" for new developers. Why? This is because Microsoft is starting from scratch with their Metro-Apps, and there is not much more than a hand-full of demo-apps available. What does this mean for you the developer? It means all the doors are open for you to start developing, and marketing great apps to a new audience.
Getting Your Apps Ready for Prime-time; The Development and Certification Process
Are you ready to take on the task of app development, and go prime-time? You will need to get started by downloading the SDK kit for Windows, which you can get from the Microsoft Developer website; MSDN Microsoft Development Center. This is the place where you need to go to get all the tools to get you started.
When you first get started with your app development project, you will need to choose the programming language that you are going to use. This is an important part of the process. Here you will want to decide what platforms you want your application to be available on. There is a lot to consider to how you want to market and create your app.
Selling your apps will be the more difficult process. First, you will need to go through the app certification process, before you app will even reach the Windows Store. Meet the certification terms which can be found here, and you will be well on your way to selling your work. This will test your apps on several different platforms, including the new Metro Apps. If it passes then you can take the next step, and start selling your apps to new audience, which is sure to grow, and open up new doors to you, as a developer.
David Anderson is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. His blog Internetproviders.net focuses on internet service providers.