tile-based interface


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

tile-based interface

A user interface that places icons in rows and columns with no space in between, exemplified by Windows Phone and Windows 8 Metro. Although iPhones and Androids display rows of icons, the icons have too much space around them to be called tiles. See tile, Windows 8 and Windows phone.


A Tile-Based Interface
Windows Phone (top) and Windows 8 featured tile-based interfaces, a dramatic change from Windows Mobile and Windows 7.


A Tile-Based Interface
Windows Phone (top) and Windows 8 featured tile-based interfaces, a dramatic change from Windows Mobile and Windows 7.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
It will run Windows 8.1 RT, meaning it shares the tile-based interface of the phone software, but can run various apps designed for Windows tablets.
Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist, introduces Microsoft's latest iteration of Windows as two operating systems in one: a refined version of Windows 7, plus a colorful new touchscreen tile-based interface (perhaps transitional to an all touchscreen future).