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You’ve been thinking about building an app for a while now, you want share your interests with the world, but you just don’t have enough time and even if you did, where would you start?

The answer is Windows App Studio. A free, online app creation tool that allows you to quickly build Windows and Windows Phone apps to publish, test, and share. Make changes, add content, and toggle between phone and tablet views to watch your app come alive.

And if you want to advanced programming features, Windows App Studio generates your source code ready for Visual Studio - a feature no other app-builder tool provides. There is no better day than today, so get started!

Connect with your fans

Musicians, bands, artists, and entrepreneurs are all using Windows App Studio to build their own apps to connect with their fans and find new ones too. Check out how DJ Nano, one of the top Club DJs in the world, built his own Windows and Windows Phone app using App Studio.

Windows App Studio training videos

  • How to Publish

    How to Publish a Windows App Studio app to the Windows Phone Store.
  • Windows App Studio Walk Through

    This 27-minute video will walk you through set-by-step how to build your first app with Windows App Studio Beta.

OS preview for developers

Windows Phone Preview for Developers gives registered developers access to prerelease Windows Phone operating system updates for their development phone, directly from Microsoft.

The Preview program was created to give developers time to test their apps, and to validate that their apps run as expected on a real phone before an operating system update is made generally available to your customers.

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Windows App Studio News

  • How To Add Xbox Music to Windows App Studio

    First – Sign in to App Studio and select the project you would like to add an Xbox Music collection to. Second – Add a collection Data Source from the advanced sources by pressing the plus sign on the icon and set up three rows as follows:Choose the Dynamic Resources bubbleAdd a columntype of text with thetitle “Name”Add a columntype of image with thetitle “ImageUrl”Add a columntype of url with thetitle “Link”Note* The Name of each columntype above IS Case SensitiveThird – Bind the Data using th
  • How To Create a Photo Gallery And Connect It To a Live Tile

    How to create a picture gallery and live image tiles with Windows App Studio Here are the simple steps to create a picture gallery in Windows App Studio: Click on Collection Enter the name of the picture gallery Select either Static or Dynamic resources.  Static images are hard-coded into the app and your users can view them offline.  Dynamic images are hosted in Windows App Studio. They require a connection for users to view them; however, you can update images in Windows App Studio that
  • Windows App Studio Changes in app generation coming December 17th 2014

    Hello App Studio Users! As we focus on building universal Windows apps that run on any phone, tablet, or PC running Windows 8.1, we will remove support for Windows Phone 8.0 app generation in App Studio. All the apps you have created can be used to generate universal apps. In addition, all the previous versions generated targeting Windows Phone 8.0 will be still available to download as source code, publish, or installable package.  However, if you plan on making updates to App Studio apps targe
  • How to implement the SongKick service to display an artist’s concert calendar

    By Andrej RadingerWelcome! This article will be about creating a Universal Windows app that displays artists and concerts of the user’s preference using the Songkick service. This article will show you all required aspects of Universal App creation using App Studio, following these steps: 1. Create the Universal app using App Studio – create all required pages, layouts and app environment 2. Download the App Studio generated source code3. Modify App Studio generated code in Visual Studio and Int

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