Microsoft have released a very interesting “design case study” that talks about the differences between developing metro apps and developing for the iPad.

From the post:

In this case study we want to help designers and developers who are familiar with iOS to reimagine their apps using Metro style design principles. We show you how to translate common user interface and experience patterns found in iPad apps to Windows 8 Metro style apps. We draw on our experience building the same app for the iPad and for Windows 8. We use common design and development scenarios to show how to leverage the Windows 8 platform and incorporate Metro style design principles.

The app they discuss is the The Photo journal app and they go over the following:

  • Layout and Navigation
  • Commands and Actions
  • Contracts
  • Touch
  • Orientation and Views
  • Notifications

It’s a very balanced piece and is EXACTLY the kind of documentation that Microsoft needs to start flooding the Tech airwaves with.

You can read it here.

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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