We have seen the M and the T technology take over the traditional usage patterns. Desktops are vintage and mobile, tablets is fashion now.
Metro-style apps recently brought in a new wave in the Windows 8 spectrum. Windows interface is the most user-friendly platform and even continues to be so. But with changing trends, it becomes imperative to evolve. Windows 8 is the answer to all the rising queries about tablet and mobile interaction with Windows.
Applications compatible with Windows 8 will make the entire interface environment dynamic with the help of live application tiles. With the search across apps where one can type and get results from across applications, is the new buzz in this genre.
Everything from games, news, books to basic information will be upheld in the dynamic setup. Let’s take a sneak- peak into where this Metro style will take our technology.
Cocktail Flow: The last thing you want at a party is a taste of bad cocktail. And in desperate times, nothing is more helpful than a mobile or a tablet. Windows 8 comes with an interesting application called the Cocktail flow, which will boost your bar-tending skills at the virtual bar and help you with a lot of recipes you need for the party to roll.
Wikipedia– History repeats itself. Well if this phrase applies to our internet history then 1 in every 3 person has repetitive pages in their history and Wikipedia tops the list of the most frequent pages. With extensive usage trends, windows leveraged this opportunity by launching an app that does not require anyone to visit search engines to reach to Wikipedia.
Music Maker Jams– Setting right at their potential target groups- The Millennial, Windows has understood one of the most important ingredients of survival- Music. This app is a sequencer that has magnificent interface where users can adjust various parameters of music to listen to whatever they like and whenever they want to.
Doodleinator– This app is an animation creator where the user can pick up a pencil and a paper and spend as much time, creating anything out of their mind, rearranging animations completing the trail and upload it on any social media platform.
SigFig Investments– As the name suggests, this app involves investments and stock market but besides being a ticker, it imports a user portfolio and does in-depth analysis and gives performance related information and recommendations. With this App, you will not only work the cool-way but also the smart-way.
Vimeo- However, hooked to the Youtube app, Microsoft has done complete justice to video lovers by launching this app with a wonderful grid to choose videos of one’s choice.
Solitaire– The most popular and undoubtedly the first computer game to be played has given Windows the advantage of being the first one to give people entertainment at all times. With a little tweak in rules and gameplay, this round of cards definitely seems to score.
Slacker radio- This app is not only a walking music station but also provides lyrics, reviews, artist biographies and basically everything one needs to know about Music.
OneNote MX-With Microsoft office being the most handful kit, one could not have asked for more as they have added a wonderful feather to the basket. With this app, those little notes will not be lost amidst heavy files and data. It promises a great interface with the latest pen technology in perfect place.
Fitball– From fries to fitness, we have seen it all and today with extreme importance towards health and fitness, we need to be assured that there is something around us to help us sincerely adhere to our endeavours. This App uses immersive technology and augmented reality to track movements where you need to hit balls and push your limits for a healthy lifestyle.
With this technology in place and these applications to pillar them up, it clearly shows that Windows has understood the user’s needs and the changing trends. With digital space home to a lot of experimentation, innovation and growth, it’s evident that they have leveraged on the fact that everything that is available offline must definitely be online.