Huge Ever Developer Opportunity

Huge Ever Developer Opportunity

Its my first blog which am writing just after starting my career and also taking in charge as Windows 8 Trainer,Developer and Platform Evangelism Program for Windows 8 ,Microsoft.

If you are a new Windows 8 Metro developer or a developer who wish to take up this huge opportunity ,its right time to wish you all the best.Metro Style Application Development will be the biggest ever developer You may never want to miss out.  So I hereby will start sharing my knowledge and other resources through this blog with you.

There has been great buzz around internet and also offline regarding Metro and Windows 8.It’s the time now that Microsoft has just released Windows 8 Release Preview.Existing metro developers are in high time to port their existing projects from previous versions of windows 8 to release preview.Hmmm…Me too doing the same here . There has been a break-out changes noticeable comparing to the previous versions with Release Preview.I will come up with those changes in upcoming blogs.

Right now I wish to start up with few Kick-Start tutorials that is necessary to grab Metro Style Application development.

What is Metro?

Metro is the name of the User Interface which has been given to Windows 8.The name is not new to Windows 8,if you are a Windows Phone 7 developer ,then you will be definitely aware of it.Metro style apps are those apps which are rich in the context of UI design,responsiveness,fluid,overall providing an immense user experience to consumers.

Why its going to be a great developer opportunity?

We are going to talk about developing apps.. So for us developers I want to put into context the size of the opportunity. Which is usually correlated to the size of the market (though relation is not linear nor guaranteed)

As of December 2011, here are the numbers of licenses sold.

 

 

  • 500M Windows 7 licenses (that does not include XP, that would make it ~1 Billion)

  • Android has… 250M licenses… IOS has ~150M licenses..

  • Windows is, by far, the largest platform in the world. There are over a billion Window PCs in current use, including 500m Windows 7 devices as of last December.

  • In fact, over the last two years, there have been more Widows licenses sold than Android, iOS and Macs combined.

  • Every Windows 7 PC can run Windows 8.Most Windows licenses are sold with a new PC.

 

So if you develop application for Windows 8 and publish it in store,then you will grasp an opportunity to showcase your app with more than 500M customers approximately.Why less,it can be even more as Windows 8 now fits into all platforms such as ARM,Laptop/Desktop,Tablets.

You will be able to set prize for your app which you can sell over at 231 markets with 45 different catalogs in 100+ languages.

You can even become billion dollar person with your app published here in Windows 8 Store.So,why waiting,lets get our hands dirty for coding . See you soon with more posts on Windows 8…

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