Snapped views are mandatory according to cert requirements. This means what exactly? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm creating a personal finance application. Often enough, the user faces entry forms for editing various items (because inline editing isn't comfortable on a tablet IMO). However, I don't see how such entry forms make sense to be visible in a snapped view. Does that certification requirement just mean that the UI shouldn't break by getting clipped, or does it have to be actually functional? These entry forms are cases where I'd rather like to hide the UI and display some static content until the app is unsnapped again. Is this OK?
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:30 AM


  • The UI shouldn't break (or appear to break) when snapped and unsnapped. Ideally it should still be useful, but what exactly that means depends strongly on the specific application. As a minimum bar (easily argued as too minimal - this gets many complaints) the store app displays just an icon.

    Disallowing entry and showing static content should be fine.


    • Marked as answer by Tom Servo Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:39 AM
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:05 AM