Although Microsoft released a developer preview for Windows 8 last September, few developers have started creating apps for its new Metro interface. Many of those few who have created apps participated in Microsoft’s First Apps contest. Their early reviews of the platform are mixed, with plenty of call for more documentation.
Patrick Goodwin, a student at the University of Michigan who built an app for the contest added, “I enjoyed being able to dabble with the tooling and other new features on Win8, but over all I felt the lack of solid documentation really slowed me down. The tools, as far as I can see, are very robust and great. They just need to improve documentation during the beta. The giant Metro Style App sample pack was able to provide a lot of help, but you ended up having to dig through it to find the bits you need.”