A Start Screen tile puts your site logo closer to your users when they can "pin" it and launch this webpage right next to Windows Store apps.

This can be completed with two lines of code and a PNG image like this:

<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#123456"/>
<meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="your_logo.png"/>

Tile images must be square PNGs 144px by 144px. For best results, we recommend using a transparent background, not a background that matches the tile’s color. The tile color can be specified as a hex RGB color using CSS’s #rrggbb notation, via CSS color names, or by the CSS rgb() function.


Pinned Site Meta Tags

The next step is associating the badge notification XML to the Web page. IE10 uses the meta tag “application-name” to determine if the Web page supports pinned sites capabilities like notifications and jump lists. To support badge notifications, include a new meta-tag in your markup with the URL of the badge notification XML and the frequency with which Windows should request it. IE checks to see if the “msApplication-badge” meta tag is present on the page at time of pinning, as well as on subsequent launches of the site from the pinned site tile.

The value parameter has two parts: polling-uri (required) and frequency (optional).

polling-uri is the absolute URI from which Windows requests the simple XML document defined above.

frequency is an optional number of minutes between updates and must be one of the following values:
30 (Windows will poll the URI every 30 minutes)
60 (1 hour)
360 (6 hours)
720 (12 hours)
1440 (1 day. This is the default.)
If frequency is omitted or has a value other than one listed above, it defaults to daily updates (1440 minutes).

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Dave Reid’s picture

Title: Add support for Windows 8 » Add support for Windows 8 pinned sites
Chris Charlton’s picture

I did a bunch of code for this and can contribute a patch. Will do soon.

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@Chris: If you can upload a patch for this soon we'll include it in the next beta release.

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Component: Code » Other tags
deanflory’s picture

There has been some feature requests in the module "Pinned Site" that hopes to add Win8 and Win8.1 tile features. I thought the info/code on that page might help kickstart some additions to this module for this issue:

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Title: Add support for Windows 8 pinned sites » Add new meta tags: Windows 8 pinned sites

Standardized the issue title.

Chris Charlton’s picture

I totally forgot to upload my code for this two years ago. Ugh, sorry. I'll dig into that project to grab the code and review the latest spec link Damien provided, to update my contribution.

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I could have sworn I had a patch or a branch for this somewhere, but now I can't find it :(

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Status: Active » Needs review
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This adds all of the meta tags I could find on that msdn page listed above, plus x-ua-compatible.

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  • DamienMcKenna committed c0ff041 on 7.x-1.x
    Issue #1904542 by DamienMcKenna: Added a bunch of Windows and IE -...
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Status: Needs review » Fixed


Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed - issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.