Any efforts for Windows 8 applications?

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Any guidance for a non-geek?

Postby markdavidson78 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:07 am

Hey. I have the new Surface, and I love it. However, I really need all of my lds scriptures, magazines, etc. Is there any way that those of us who don't live in cyberspace can get automatically notified when the RT app has been released?



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Postby dkmortensen » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Any update on official plans yet?

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Win 8 Apps

Postby mnwhiteninja » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:27 am

the simple fact that Win 8 has been out for over a month now and there is still no LDS scripture apps is a epic fail. Sorry but Win 8 will have more users then iOS in the next 12 months as MS continues to push Win 8 in corporate America with tablet style models. Hate to say it but every corporation in American has been asking for MS based tablet device for a while now and Win 8 units hit the spot. It's only a matter of time until the APPL empire comes crumbling down yet again.

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Re: Any efforts for Windows 8 applications?

Postby jjfprice » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:10 am

I received my Surface yesterday and am loving it. I would love to have Gospel library on it to teach my Sunday school class especially with the new curriculum. I am moving my desktop to windows 8 this week and am going to be looking into App development and as a software engineer I would love to help with any Win8 development if there is any going on.

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Re: Win 8 Apps

Postby nbflint » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:28 am

mnwhiteninja wrote:the simple fact that Win 8 has been out for over a month now and there is still no LDS scripture apps is a epic fail.
Windows 8 has been out for less than 2 months. In that time you expect the church to drop other projects of higher priority, the community to produce a team of expert developers and a production polished application to be released. Forget about the full-time employment that community developers hold on the side to support their church application development projects. These expectations are simply unrealistic. I appreciate your enthusiasm for what I agree could be a huge new player in the tablet industry, but nothing of quality happens overnight (Quality software is rarely developed in 2 month from the release of a completely new platform.)

I suggest you learn to develop for the Windows 8 Metro platform and prepare for the opportunity to work on the project when it is created. As I understand it, the majority of the work on the the community projects occurs in that manner.

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Re: Any efforts for Windows 8 applications?

Postby bradbartz » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:07 am

Is any way to be notified when the Window 8 project is up?

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Re: Any efforts for Windows 8 applications?

Postby luiscabrera » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:14 pm

I am interested in helping out in the development of the win 8 app... I will start playing with the JSON service today to see if I can prototype something.

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Re: Any efforts for Windows 8 applications?

Postby rickdez » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:57 pm

I got a surface today for my new RS president wife to use in her calling before realizing that there was no LDS tools or Gospel Library for Windows 8. I share with others the hope that those apps will be available soon as there is an ever growing desire. Thank you to all those developers who may be working on this project. Keep up the good work...

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Postby bradbartz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:12 pm

dstaheli wrote:Hello all,

There is quite a bit of discussion going on at Church headquarters about Windows 8. I will reply to this thread as soon as more is known. In the meantime, anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with XAML, WinRT, Windows 8 usability, and Metro design principles will be a great help to any potential community projects. More soon, and thanks for your patience...

Hey David, any updates you can share with us?

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