Monday, 29 October 2012

Announcing Hilo

Hilo is a Windows Store app I helped patterns & practices to develop earlier in the year. The app, developed using C++ and XAML, is an end-to-end app that demonstrates modern development practices for building Windows Store apps. The app, along with the accompanying guidance documentation, demonstrates to Windows Store app developers how to:

  • Implement common functionality for apps, such as tiles, pages, controls, navigation, file system integration, and suspend/resume.
  • Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) and Repository patterns.
  • Use modern C++ effectively in apps.
  • Implement asynchronous programming to make an app fast and fluid.
  • Use Accelerated Massive Parallelism (AMP) to offload intensive computation to the GPU.
  • Make an app ready for the global market.
  • Test and app and tune its performance.

The app has now been released as a Windows 8 SDK sample, and can be downloaded here. The documentation can be found on the Windows Dev Center here.

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