Microsoft Research Working On Interactive Live Tiles On Windows, Watch The Video Demo Of It

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Live tiles are a key part of the Start screen and the modern experience of Windows. They provide up-to-date content and notifications. Live tiles embody the Microsoft design principle of being fast and fluid. Users can see updates and real-time information from their apps all from their Start Screen, enabling them to quickly review new information and engage with apps even before they open the apps.

A tile is an app’s representation on the Start screen and it can be either static or live. A static tile displays the default content, which is generally a full-tile logo image. A live tile, however, can present new and valuable content that invites the user to re-engage with your app. You can implement either a simple badge or live tile notifications to draw in your users.

Even though Live Tiles show dynamic content, you cannot interact with them. Microsoft Research is working on ways to include interactivity to Live Tiles. In the video demo below, they show a huge Live Tiles which has shortcuts to opened Office document files, when you tap the specific file, the file gets opened. There is a large mail app’s Live Tile which shows the list of recent mail, and when you tap the specific mail, it gets opened.

It appears Microsoft has pulled down these videos. We have embedded a copy found on YouTube:

Read another related post from the following link,

Microsoft Research Is Trying To Use Intercative Live Tiles To Improve Multitasking In Windows Modern Apps

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