Microsoft shows off lifecycle model for Metro style apps in Windows 8

In a new Windows 8 app developer blog post, Microsoft outlines the life-cycle model for Metro style apps in the company’s new Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft focused on offering a great user experience which doesn’t affect the device’s battery or performance.

According to Microsoft, the life-cycle model has four states at any given time. Not running, running, suspended, or terminated are the four states and as the app transitions between these states, life-cycle events are kicked in so there is a consistent and high performance experience. Microsoft has made it so Metro style apps in Windows 8 will never close themselves or even present an interface for the user to close the app. Instead, the app will always appear “alive” to the user. You can read more at the source for tips on how to improve your Metro style app, if you are an app developer.

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