By Miao Wei and Nathan Totura
This article discusses how to add live tiles and badges to your Windows Store apps. Live tiles are used to present rich content from your apps even when they are not the active application. Badges similarly give your app yet another way to convey data to the user by allowing status overlaid on the live tile.
Windows* Store App Features and Differentiators [PDF 740KB]
This article highlights the key features of Microsoft Windows* 8 operating system. It provides a summary of the differentiating features of Windows Store apps running on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom™ processors. One objective of this article is to serve as an introductory reference for application developers new to Windows 8.