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Easily create Microsoft Band Web Tiles with the Web Tiles Authoring website

The Microsoft Band team released “Web Tiles” today. Web Tiles are a simple way to show tiles on your Microsoft Band without needing to write an app. The tiles update from a web url. As far as I can tell, the web url must return json data. This data can be whatever but it needs to be open to everyone meaning no authentication. All of the articles today talk about the structure of a web tile and what each piece means. All this information is great, but if you only need a simple tile you can do without it. Along with the release of Web Tiles, Microsoft also released a Web Tiles Authoring website. This website walks you through creating a new tile step by step. Let’s take a look at how this works Step 1: Choose a layout Here you pick which of the six layouts you’d like to use for the tile. You can choose from displaying a single page tile or multiple page tile. Multiple page tiles must link to an RSS or ATOM feed. This is not a requirement of web tiles; it is only a requirement for the au... [More]