I have to admit – Kayak for the Windows Store is a really good application

Kayak Hotel Selection Screen Kayak Hotel Selection Screen[/caption] I pick a hotel and click on it’s tile – La Reserve Paris. At that point, the tile opens up to show the hotel’s details. I can see a highlighted photo, a Bing Map and a gallery of that hotel’s photos… [caption id="attachment_14669" align="alignnone" width="590"]Kayak - a hotel selected Kayak – a hotel selected[/caption] A sample photo from that hotel. [caption id="attachment_14670" align="alignnone" width="590"]Kayak - Sample hotel gallery photo Kayak – Sample hotel gallery photo[/caption] Once you decide to select this hotel, you head back to the hotel page and click on the (obscure) link beneath the main highlighted photo. At that point it will send you to your selected browser to finish the transaction. [caption id="attachment_14671" align="alignnone" width="590"]kayak on Windows 8 send to purchase kayak on Windows 8 send to purchase[/caption] That’s it. Pretty simple and straight forward. That does raise some questions about how vendors will use Metro apps. Will they use Metro just for presenting information and media (graphics, movies etc) or will they use Metro for the full transaction life cycle? Hopefully they use it for the full transaction because it seems a little jarring to leave Metro for ANY reason. Having said that, it was a great experience and shines on Windows 8 Tablets.]]>

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