Windows 8: new name for Metro apps and associated design language

Due to some reason, what we referred as “Metro” in Windows 8 is not to be used anymore. Those last few months have left us in the dark, so here is some clarification:

Metro style apps = Windows Store apps (note lowercase on apps)
Metro design principles = Microsoft design style principles
Metro design language = Microsoft design language

Not sure yet for the first one, but the last two could also be applied to Windows Phone, XBOX, …
There have been several reference to “Modern UI” this summer but it was just temporary.

You can find references to these new names in this MSDN article: Make great Windows Store apps
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh464920.aspx

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:02 PM by pluginbaby

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