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.
Part 1 – Getting Started – Building an app with App Studio
Part 2 – RSS Reader – Extending the RSS Reader and fixing its limitations
Part 3 – XAML Styling – Customizing the views and the data collections
Part 4 – Windows Azure – Enabling Windows Azure Mobile Services
Part 5 – Publishing – Getting your app ready to publish to the store
If you have not tried the Windows Phone App Studio, you should give it a try. It is a simple online tool that allows anyone to build a Windows Phone app with a few clicks of a button.
It predominantly relies on hooking up RSS Feeds, YouTube channels or seaches, Bing searches and Flickr queries. There are some other features such as adding HTML or a DataCollection to store data, all of which serve its purpose, to have the ability to create a quick and simple app.
In Part 2 we will look into some of the limitations of Windows Phone App Studio and look at a few easy ways to correct them. If you have not looked over Part 1, you can and follow along.
If you live in the Connecticut area and want to learn more about Windows Phone and Game development you are in luck! I have a bunch of workshops lined up over the next several weeks at the Microsoft Stores in Danbury Connecticut and West Hartford Connecticut.
Stop by, build an app or just learn a bit more about Windows Phone Development.
Microsoft Store @ Westfarms Mall
Microsoft Store @ Danbury Fair Mall
Welcome to the first part of the Windows App Studio Tutorial. In this article we will be looking at what the online tool of Windows Phone App Studio provides us. We will also see how anyone can get started (and I mean anyone, more on this later) to create a Windows Phone app in a few simple steps.
Kids Zone App
As long as you have an idea you can jump right in and start creating your app. Whether you are a seasoned developer or just want to get your feet wet in Windows Phone development. Even if you are an 8 year-old and want to have your favorite cartoon shows available to you, Windows Phone App Studio has is covered. Yes, I did say “8 year old”. An 8 year old from the Boston area attended one of our Microsoft Workshops and built his Kid Zone app in a few hours. He actually built the app faster than his father.
Are you hooked? Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Learn to make amazing Windows Phone apps at Nokia DVLUP Day in New York City on Saturday March 22, 2014 and win big prizes just for participating. Join Nokia Developer Ambassadors Nick Landry & Lance McCarthy, as well as several Microsoft Technical Evangelists, as they provide hands-on Windows Phone development training in a dynamic and fun event. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or barely know how to code, you will walk away with the ability to write a mobile app.
With full sample source code and step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to make an app or game from scratch, or learn new techniques to enhance your current apps & games. No matter what you want to build – an app or a game – or what your programming skill level is, four individual tracks to choose from means there is something for everyone.
DVLUP Day is a unique community event that combines presentations by Windows Phone experts along with a hands-on workshop to help attendees get started on their apps. BRING YOUR LAPTOP! Work with our experts, get started on your app or game, publish it within 3 weeks after the event and get a free Windows Phone 8 device!
Register for free on Eventbrite here
The Angelbeat seminar “experience” is unique because of our focus on the educational needs of the attendee. Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber, a widely respected analyst/blogger arranges expert speakers who deliver concise/technical talks on complementary and non-overlapping topics, maximizing learning in a short timeframe.
Microsoft will be at all of these events over the next several weeks.
I will be running a 30 minute presentation/demo regarding DevOps and using Windows Azure for remote web deployment and continuous inegration.
Here are the links to register:
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EST)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
The New York City Techstravaganza is a free one-day grassroots technical conference for IT Pros that is brought to you by a few of the local community groups in cooperation with Microsoft. The 2014 Techstravaganza on March 21st will be the fourth year putting this together. We highly recommend that you subscribe to the RSS feed, WordPress subscription, or Twitter to ensure that you receive updates as they come through.
This is a completely free event that you will not want to miss.
I will be running the IT Camp Track, along with fellow Technical Evangelist Jesus Aguilar!
Here is a brief of what to expect.
Step-By-Step to building a business for Technology Professionals and Students Ever thought about trying your hand at writing an application in an attempt to start making some side cash? Even if you have not touched any code since college more than a decade ago, this class is for you!!! This event is designed by IT professionals for IT Professionals and students. Come to learn how you can get started building your very own development business on free tools and resources from Microsoft. We will dive into how you (an IT Professional or Student) can get started in building your first Windows Store application. No prior development experience required. Special Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring this session!!!!
More Details and conditions at http://BuildYourBiz.org
Where: Held at the New NYC Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square.
I installed a Virtual Network within Windows Azure and downloaded the 64-bit VPN client that has a configuration script that corresponds with your VPN device.
When you start the install process, Windows 8 prompts you for permissions. You need to select “more info” and then “Run anyway”
Everything installed fine and the VPN was created. However, when I ran the VPN it could not connect to the Windows Azure network I created. I tried a few times, rebooted the computer but still no luck. When I created the Virtual Network it came from a deployment script and the troubleshooting tips where to remove the Gateway from Windows Azure and recreate it. Continue reading
The celebration kicked off on Thursday February 27th with a reception at the newest Microsoft Store in Connecticut. It is located at the Westfarms Mall in the upper level near Macy’s and Center Court. The store looks great! The product displays are excellent. The staff is friendly and excited to help.
While this event was invite only, local businesses had the chance to walk around the store. Look at and demo products. Speak with the knowlegdable staff. And most of all have a great time. Continue reading