Add SoundCloud to your App Studio Project

I’m excited to announce my next tutorial series of adding SoundCloud API to an App Studio project. We look at creating the app out on App Studio as well as different options to integrate SoundCloud into the app. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore adding the SoundCloud services into an app generated by Windows Phone App Studio. If you do not know what Windows Phone App Studio is, you can view the site or follow my tutorials to get you up to speed. In short, it is an online tool to quickly generate Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps. You are provided with the source code and have the ability to extend your generated app. Read more “Add SoundCloud to your App Studio Project”

Windows Phone App Studio + SoundCloud API – Part 2

In the first part of the tutorial we just did the basics. Enter a collection in our App Studio project and add a service provider to communicate to SoundCloud API to “launch” the media to play. While it works, it is not as elegant as we would like.

In this part, we will build upon what we did with the first steps but add background audio so that our media plays when we navigate away from the app. Let’s jump in!

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Windows Phone App Studio + SoundCloud = Music Apps

This article assumes you are familiar with Windows Phone App Studio and have created at least one application using it. We are going to implement the SoundCloud api into Windows Phone App Studio. In the first part of this series we will make a connection to SoundCloud and pull in our predefined tracks that we specify within app studio. Later, we will look at playing these tracks using Background Audio as well as integrate playlists from SoundCloud. Lets dive in! Read more “Windows Phone App Studio + SoundCloud = Music Apps”

Azure Enable your Windows Phone App Studio Project


Windows Phone App Studio
is a great online tool to get a Windows Phone app or Windows Store app built in no time. With social connections, RSS feeds and data collections it is robust enough to build the app of your choice. With simple drag and drop interface along with a few configurations and app can be created and published to the store in no time. Read more “Azure Enable your Windows Phone App Studio Project”

Add Your Windows Phone App to All Devices!

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If you followed my Windows Phone App Studio tutorial then you are well on your way to become an app developer. Windows Phone App Studio makes it easy to create an app for the WindowsPhone. But why not take that great app idea and make it available for more devices my making it a Windows 8 application. PC’s and Tablets can enjoy your app as well. Check out this video to see how you can enable your phone app to work across multiple devices.

Learn more at http://aka.ms/appstudioeducation

Windows App Studio Updated

Windows App Studio
Windows App Studio is an online tool that allows users to create Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications in a drag and drop environment. You can create simple fan type apps that consume resource from blogs or social sites like YouTube or Instagram or you can get a little fancier by using Data Collections. If you are real courageous you can export your project and have the full source code. Be sure to visit my tutorial to get some in depth help on using App Studio.

In the past few days the site and tool has been updated with new features and training options.

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Styling XAML with Windows Phone App Studio

Windows Phone App Studio – Part 3 – XAML Styling

If you are following along then you are well on your way to being able to publish an app using Windows Phone App Studio. If you are just joining in, great! This part of the tutorial will touch on some stying that we can do to make our app not only look a bit different but function a little better based on some of our needs.

If you recall in Part 1, I touched on the predefined templates App Studio provides. There are a number of them however, in certain situations the template does not match the data that should be bound to the view.

Before we dive in, the rest of this article assumes a project was created in App Studio and the source code was generated and downloaded. Please refer to Part 1 for details.

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Microsoft Store Development Events

Microsoft Store Workshops

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