Windows 8 / WinRT, For Developers

VST07 Smackdown: Metro Style Apps vs. Websites


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory

Ben Dewey


Mobile Practice Lead, Windows Division

Tallan, Inc

With such a broad range of hardware and operating systems, HTML and Javascript on the web is the sure fire way to ensure your app can reach the broadest audience on all computers and devices.  Unfortunately they lack the native features that make for an optimal experience.  In this presentation Ben Dewey highlights the native features of Metro Style apps that should be considered when making your development platform decisions.  Every app is different and has different needs, this presentation will give you tools to help answer whether to go native or not on your next project.

You will learn:

• How Metro style apps differ from Websites that our industry has built for many years.
• Advantages to the new WinRT Application Model
• Comparison of website features with native JS features