Rename 'Metro' apps to 'Urban' apps
The 'Metro' codename is a great name for the style and type of applications that appear in the Windows App Store. Its confusing to refer to these as 'Modern' apps or 'Windows 8' apps... while developers and phone users are already accustomed to the 'Metro' naming scheme.
Why choose to call these 'Urban'? It's a direct reference to the 'Metro' style. It continues to refer to this active, and accessible environment that we are now familiar with.
The 'Modern' name can refer to anything on any programming environment, and it does NOT differentiate from the competition. In fact, it only helps to confuse with the competition.
Please reconsider the naming of these apps and design styling.
Peter Wone commented
I agree that "modern" is an appalling choice. In ten years it won't be modern, it will be somewhat dated, and people will laugh at the silly name. I call them tile apps, because that's what they are and it's short, unambiguous and easy to type.
Matt Coneybeare commented
Please do. My company owns the "Urban Apps" trademark and we would be open to selling it to Microsoft.
Jimmy Bosse commented
I say we all still call them Metro apps.