Building the Bing apps for Windows 8 - by Jigar Thakkar
For Windows 8, the Bing team built News, Weather, Finance, Sports, Travel and Maps apps. This technical overview provides insight on the architecture of these apps, key Windows 8 features and the contracts they use, common controls they employ, and world readiness more generally. Several members of the Bing team formed an apps team approximately one year ago to deliver a set of apps powered by Bing for Windows 8. The focus of these apps is to keep users informed by delivering fast and fluid experiences, with content from multiple sources. All the apps are optimized for touch and tablet devices, but also work great with a keyboard and mouse. We have spent the last several months making these apps world-ready.
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