BUILD Web Site Using New Meta Tags To Enable "Switch to BUILD App" Button

Microsoft's BUILD conference website uses a currently undocumented meta tag that changes the website's icon to a button in Internet Explorer. Clicking the button reveals a "Switch to BUILD app" button which seamlessly launches the BUILD app."The META tags also seem to imply applications have the ability to hard-code their application ID which may match […]

Microsoft's BUILD conference website uses a currently undocumented meta tag that changes the website's icon to a button in Internet Explorer. Clicking the button reveals a "Switch to BUILD app" button which seamlessly launches the BUILD app.

"The META tags also seem to imply applications have the ability to hard-code their application ID which may match ones that exist in the Windows Store so users without the app installed can be taken to the listing directly," revealed Istartedsomething.

This would make application discovery for website-driven brands (ex. news sites) much easier.

Here are the meta tags:

<meta name="msApplication-ID" content="microsoft.build.App" />
<meta name="msApplication-PackageFamilyName" content="microsoft.build_8wekyb3d8bbwe" />
<meta name="msApplication-OptOut" content="install" />