Live Tiles in WP8: Part 1 Tile Templates - by @WinPhoneGeek
Live tiles are one of the signature features of Windows Phone and are used to represent your app on the start screen of the phone and give the user quick access to your app. Live tiles also enable apps to show notifications to the user on the home screen and starting with Windows Phone 8 - on the lock screen. While, the Primary (or default) tile appears on the phone's start screen only when a user pins your application, secondary tiles are created programmatically by the application and multiple such tiles can be active at the same time (to display, for example, the weather in several cities). Windows Phone 8 brings several new Live Tile features: three new Live Tile templates; Live Tiles can now support three sizes; information from the Primary tile can now be displayed on the lock screen.
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