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A Windows Phone Live Tile represents your app on your phone's Start screen. It's important to build an engaging, clear representation of what your app is and does to your end users. This course helps you understand the three tile types (flip, iconic, and cycle), create the design assets for each one, and build the tiles themselves. Author Doug Winnie also shows you how to work with secondary tiles—which enable your users to launch within a specific part inside the app to pin to their Start screen.
(music playing) Hello there, I'm Doug Winnie and welcome to Building Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles. In this course we will go over the basics of working with the three various types of tiles in the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Live tiles allow you to build applications that I show important information to the user without forcing them to open up the app. Users can select from a various number of sizes that you can customize your icon to show photos, updates, notifications and other information directly on the start or home screen.
This course will cover the three basic types of live tiles, the flip, cycle, and iconic tiles. In addition, we will cover how to create secondary tiles that you can pin to access specific sections of your application. So with that, let's get started Building Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles.
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