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Windows Runtime via C# by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort

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Chapter 10. Sharing data between apps

The ability to share data is extremely useful for users and greatly simplifies the effort required by software developers. For end users, sharing allows a user to use one app to create some content and then use other apps to edit or view the content. For software developers, sharing allows developers to focus on what their app is best at. An app can be great at editing photos but not great at sharing photos with online accounts like Facebook. Or the app might not be great at creating collages of photos or adding photos to a diary. Other apps might be good at these tasks but not good at editing. In addition, via sharing, users can decide for themselves which apps they want to use to complete their task.

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