Send messages to your apps using push notifications.
Your Windows Store app can subscribe to a service that sends out notifications such as weather or news alerts, alarms or stock prices. Your app can respond to the notification message by updating tiles, the lock screen, or tile badges. As with iOS's implementation, the notifications are generated by your own server, or the server working on your behalf. Windows Phone 8.1 devices also have the action center available to display important information: see Managing toast notifications in action center.
One way to generate push notifications is to make use of Microsoft Azure Mobile Service, as detailed in this example: Event Buddy Sample - Storage, Auth and Push Notifications with Mobile Services.
- Topics for iOS devs
- Resources for iOS devs
- Windows 8 controls for iOS devs
- Windows 8 cookbook for iOS devs
- Tiles and badges topics
- Tiles, badges, and notifications (Windows Runtime apps)
- Managing toast notifications in action center
- Tiles and badges
- Guidelines and checklist for push notifications (Windows Store apps)
- Quickstart: Sending a push notification (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)