When Microsoft announced Windows 8 apps, there was a concept
of tiled applications, rather than typical Windows menus, toolbars, and other
controls. A tile becomes your content display area as well as your action item.
Apps are swappable and paging is horizontal than vertical. These apps were called
Metro Style apps. Since these apps were targeting Microsoft's newest operating
system Windows 8,
some people referred them as Windows 8 apps.
Later in Sept, I believe there was a copyright/trademark
disputed and Microsoft was forced not use name term “metro style” anymore and
Style apps were changed to Windows Store apps.
But what I am still seeing is, developers are still calling
these apps, Windows 8 apps. I understand these app target Windows 8 operating
system but it does not mean they won't work on Windows 9 or beyond. I see some
authors are still using term Metro Style apps.
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