Bing Apps 0.2 and Book 0.39

Here is a second quick look at the BING APPS chapter for "Windows 8.1 Book."

This update is somewhat minor from an actual content perspective, but it does add two key bits: A list of possible topics for each Bing content app and a completed section about Bing Weather.

The first bit—the topics for each Bing content app-isn't "final" and was derived from Microsoft promotional materials for these apps because I wanted to see what it might look like. I'll adjust the topics (and add/remove) as necessary as those sections are actually written.

And to see what a completed Bing content app section might look like, I wrote the section about Bing Weather because it's one of the shorter topics and is quite straightforward. The goal with these Bing content apps isn't to describe every single feature, but to highlight the unique stuff. I think it's going to work very nicely.

The book is now over 400 pages long. You may recall that was the minimum promised for the 1.0 release. We still have a ways to go to get to that milestone, but the end is now in sight.

More soon. Feedback is always appreciated.


Remember, you can download the latest version of this and other chapters, and the full book in progress, from the download page you have hopefully already bookmarked. If you haven't yet paid for the book, please get a copy of the book today.

Bing Apps 0.1 – 14 pages

Windows 8.1 Book 0.38 – 402 pages