Windows Phone App Studio lets you swiftly build apps for immediate publishing, testing, and sharing with clients, co-workers, friends, and family. Need to make changes or try variations? With App Studio it’s a snap!
And when you’re ready to add advanced programming features, Windows Phone App Studio generates your source code – a feature no other app-builder tool provides. Get with the program!
Over the next few days I will be covering Windows Phone App Studio and its features. I will be discussing how to create an app, customize it and publish it.
Behind every application is a great story – a tale of napkin sketches, late-night coding sessions, technical challenges and inspired solutions. Tell us your best stories and we’ll give you 250,000 AdDuplex advertising impressions and exclusive access to the amazing new App Promotion Customizer tool.*
You’ll also be entered to win one of 15 grand prize packages featuring a free Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet and one million AdDuplex advertising impressions, plus Microsoft will promote your story.
When Philip Hooker, owner of a consulting company in Farmington CT called Acellan, purchased a new Windows 8 computer he did not know what it would spark.
Philip was a programmer by that was fluent in Java but has a background in design when he attended Kenyon College in Ohio. Philip was interested in the new UI/UX design that the Windows platform championed and decided he would start looking into building apps for Windows.
Watch the video below to learn what was the spark for Acellan.
My newest app has jus made it to the Windows Store. It is called Gifs N Giggles. The app is powered by Giphy.com and utilizes its repository of animated gifs for you enjoyment.
My first release is just consuming the Giphy API to show the top trending and most recent gifs. There is a feature called “Make me Giggle”, which will get a random gif. Sharing is done via the Windows charms bar for now.
My next release will add some for features. I am thinking of adding a meme generator, like and dislike functions, rating/ranking and more.
I am using the MVP (minimum viable product) approach to get a product in the market, test and gather feedback and iterate on it.
Go download it now and let me know what you think.
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I am pleased to announce a new contest we are running from April to June 2014 that might be of interest to some of you working on your Windows 8 apps. It’s called Microsoft’s Best App a Month Contest or BAM!.
We want to find and showcase cool and innovative apps and games on the Windows 8 platform. Have you created something recently we should know about and have attended one Studio Time that month? Do you have an idea for a cool Windows 8 app or game and you’re just getting started? If so, enter your app / game into the Best App A Month Contest, where you could win a new Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet.
Microsoft announced a lot of new updates and features during Day 1 of the //build conference. From new hardware to Windows 8.1 Update 1 to Cortana, there is a lot to be excited about.
The Windows 8.1 Update deliversa collection of refinements designed to give people a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and mouse inputs. It also brings improvements for business customers, really accelerates opportunity for developers, and enables device makers to offer lower cost devices.
The developers for Microsoft Open Technologies and a collaboration of open source developers in the community has created a WinJS project out on GitHub. Both teams are dedicated to creating the best possible solution for HTML/JS/CSS application development.
Provide developers with a distinctive set of UI controls with high polish and performance with fundamental support for touch, mouse, keyboard and accessibility
Provide developers with a cohesive set of components and utilities to build the scaffolding and infrastructure of their applications