By Vamien McKalin | Nov 03, 2012 11:37 AM EDT
The most important aspect of Windows Phone 8 is its Live Tiles. They give the operating system a unique look and feel that is found nowhere else out side of the Windows ecosystem. It comes at no surprise that Microsoft wants to highlight apps that take advantage of the Live Tile feature, a move that could force every app developer to follow suit.
Developers who implement the Live Tile feature in their apps could find themselves on top of the food chain, because Microsoft has chosen to highlight every app in the Windows Phone 8 Store that supports Live Tiles. This move could see every app developer adding the feature to their apps as users would likely download an app with Live Tiles instead of one without.
Microsoft has previously stated that apps with Live Tiles tend to be the ones to garner the most sales on the Windows Phone store. So it makes sense the company is trying to push developers to take advantage of the Windows Phone 8 features available to them. Expect to see the Windows Phone 8 Store overflowing with apps that are Live Tile capable, in the coming months.
Microsoft should also consider adding ways for Windows Phone 8 users to filter apps in the Store by their features. What does this mean? If a particular user only wants to see apps with a certain feature, then instead of going through a whole bunch of unrelated apps, this user would only come across apps he/she wants to see. That would be neat.
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