We're looking to develop an app for numerous platforms such as iOS, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
However Windows 8 is a really confusing platform! As you have:
- Desktop apps
- Desktop (fullscreen apps like games)
- Modern apps
From what we can tell, there isn't actually any difference between a desktop and modern app other than the UI styling... as desktop apps ALSO work on touch screens!
Can anyone clarify what the actual difference is? It seems as though modern apps are just apps that run on Windows RT and Windows 8 and are downloaded from the Windows Store (although we've also seen Modern apps downloaded from just websites).
We're actually looking to use Adobe AIR to target the different platforms... but apparently AIR does not yet support Windows 8 (Modern)... but because AIR supports a fullscreen mode on the Desktop, what's to stop us making it looks like a Modern app?