Smackdown: Metro Style Apps vs. Websites (Ben Dewey)

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Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

With such a broad range of hardware and operating systems, HTML and Javascript on the web is the sure fire way to ensure your app can reach the broadest audience on all computers and devices. Unfortunately they lack the native features that make for an optimal experience. In this presentation Ben Dewey highlights the native features of Metro Style apps that should be considered when making your development platform decisions. Every app is different and has different needs, this presentation will give you tools to help answer whether to go native or not on your next project.

You will learn:

• How Metro style apps differ from Websites that our industry has built for many years.
• Advantages to the new WinRT Application Model
• Comparison of website features with native JS features

Ben Dewey

Senior Software Consultant
Tallan, Inc

Ben Dewey is currently employed at Tallan, Inc. as a Senior Software Consultant. Ben Dewey works during the day on Web and XAML based technologies with heavy use of WCF and a service-based architecture. In his free time, Ben Dewey works on Apps for mobile platforms and has two apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Ben strives to create SOLID applications of the highest craftsmanship while paying special attention to clean User Experiences (UX). Ben Dewey recently completed a book title A Guide to Metro Style Apps for O’Reilly publishing. Ben is actively involved in numerous community events, from speaking at local user groups and helping to organize the ALT.NET Meetup in NYC. In addition he make occasional posts to his blog at

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