Just published my first windows 8 app to the store, it is a news reader in Hebrew.
Basically it is an RSS feed reader for a specific set of feeds from different Israeli news sites. To use it you currently have to login using your Microsoft account as it will save the current feeds you selected to follow on the main screen of the app.
Writing a Windows 8 app turns out to be quite a process, I really like the Windows SDK and tools for writing an app and it takes a fairly small amount of time to get the basic scenario going but finishing up the app took much longer than I expected.
Most of the time I spent on this app was for polishing up the graphics and understanding some XAML related quirk like finding a proper (or any in fact) way to bind the selected values of a grid view (two way bind).
On the backend for this app I used Windows Azure Mobile Services which hands down makes backend development a breeze, I use it to authenticate users (with the Live SDK also) and store their selected feeds and also to store all of the feeds the app has so I can add more feeds without updating through the store.
So there it is, my first Windows store app, sorry just for Hebrew speakers, soon I’ll have another one out which has more integration with Mobile Services (in certification process now).
Last note – Live Tiles are cool!!!