Thursday, February 07, 2013

A live tile is more than just a square (or rectangle)

The clue is in the name really but just because something is square (or rectangle) that doesn't make it a live tile. At best it's just a tile.

The "live" part of the name is there to imply IT'S ALIVE!


  • It moves
  • It changes
  • It updates (all by itself - seemingly)

This is where the added value is.
If it just sits there and doesn't do anything it's probably just an icon.
Having icons may not be a bad thing. Just know the difference and that live tiles are like icons on steroids (but without the negative connotations). :)


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