Please add the OData $skip query option to allow for Random Access Data Virtualization support
Though the current server paging capability can support an incremental loading capability, this doesn't support at all the case of user quickly scrolling through their photos or data in a virtual list, because scrolling can be done so quickly that any incremental loading queue can get saturated.
Random access data virtualization is what is required to support the quick scrolling scenario. Unfortunately, it looks as if the SDK and the OneDrive API don't support the OData query options (namely $skip) which would enable that.
Hopefully $skip is in the near range plan, so that we'll be able to create awesome third party apps that use the OneDrive API.
The concepts I'm describing can be found here:
To illustrate, let's say that a list or grid is used to show picture thumbnails. We start with a query to get the camera roll by date descending, but we only get just a few of the thousands of pictures' metadata with the first call. In fact, to remain responsive, we may want the call to get even fewer than 100 items.
Now the user scrolls very quickly to item 200, but we're still loading the previous items into the control. This might be reported to the app by the IItemsRangeInfo interface for a list and overriding the RangesChanged method..