How can we improve the Windows dev platform?

Widget Project Tempalte for Windows/Windows Phone

Live tiles are fine, but we need a true way to make tiles more dynamic and that would be accomplished with a widget application template. In a similar way to the new lock-screen apps, allow developers to create an app that runs inside a tile of larger dimensions that then current pre-defined tile sizes.

The app should have full access to touch events on the tile so it can respond to them. For example, I could create a mail widget which shows me the 3 most recent messages and when I tap it's UI, I can take some action on the item that received the touch input.

Basically, look at android widgets. They got it right and provides for limitless customization. These would be real live tiles, not the current "dead bitmap" that is updated every so often we call a live tile.

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