All of us know that Windows 8 beta is coming in February along with the release of Windows 8 Store which will also feature free apps at the launch of the store next month.
Last month while previewing the Store Microsoft also started a contest for developers who are eager to bring their creation first up to the Windows 8 Store.The developers who advance to the next levels of the competition would get a private version of Windows 8 build for testing out their apps with a NDA for the same.
ZDNet caught up with some of the developers working to bring the first breed of apps to the Windows 8 store to discuss about their experience with the Windows 8 development.Here’s what some of the developers had to say about it,
Tim Greenfield who has developed PuzzleTouch Jigsaw Puzzles said,
Beau Gunderson who developed Read it Later for Windows 8 store said,
I’ve been a Windows developer for a long time. I started out with a copy of Visual Basic 4.0 a friend’s dad who worked at Microsoft gave me when I was in middle school. I’ve written desktop apps (none of which are commercial) and have worked freelance on some ASP.NET web applications. Most of the Windows applications I’ve written are available on Github:
Some of the common issues the developers had is the lack of proper documentation and some things are documented keeping in mind only one specific computer language.With the updates coming to the windows 8 beta we can expect a vast improvement on the documentation front and some other minor issues to get fixed.