This platform is brand new and already shows a lot of promise.
An increasing number of first-time mobile app developers are also first-time developers. This makes sense if you think about it; mobile is the hot new platform and the barrier to entry is a lot lower for mobile devices
The foundation that drives good design. The Microsoft design language is inspired by the simplicity of Swiss print design, the way-finding graphics of transit centers, and the use of motion to guide the user through the story of an app. This design language is a great baseline—for designers and developers alike. Make a great first impression. Design your layout and navigation, and add controls, tiles, and notifications with help from the code, templates, and guidance in these UI-focused topics.
Plan ahead and make submission easy. Choose your business model, markets, description, images, and more before you submit your app to the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.