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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!

Boost your business

Business owners are using Windows App Studio to build their own apps to connect with customers and spread the word about their products and services. Check out how Holly used App Studio to build her own app for her business Integrative Mom.

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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Check out apps created with Windows App Studio

  • Jamestown Revival
  • Promess Inc
  • Integrative Mom
  • GRAINSTORM Heritage Baking


Windows App Studio News

  • Adding YouTube videos to a Windows App Studio app

    This short 7-minute video describes how to add YouTube videos to a Windows App Studio app.  You will learn how to: - Add a single video - Add a playlist of videos you choose - Add all the videos from an existing playlist - Add all the videos from one user - Add all the videos based on a search term If you have any feedback, please go to our support page here. The Windows App Studio Support TeamView The Original Video Here -
  • Image generation tutorial for app creation & publication

    In this tutorial I will describe all of the images required to create an app with Windows App Studio and publish it using Dev Center.   Whats up everyone, Jon from the Windows App Studio Team here to try and simplify Images for app creation and publication. Lets jump in! First let’s look at what is required and what is optional for app creation and publication: WAS = App StudioWSIG = Windows Store Image Generator*Required Images Used To Create: App Studio Windows
  • Music industry professional Brian Mulligan helps Jamestown Revival fans connect via universal Windows app built with App Studio

    The Agency Group is a global talent agency that services top talent from numerous industries, including music. Brian Mulligan, assistant to the senior vice president, manages bands’ tours, and their show schedules. In the course of his work, he became concerned about the fragmentation of his bands’ identity across the myriad social media properties fans visit today. To solve the problem and encourage interaction with fans, Mulligan built a Windows and Windows Phone app for the group Jamestown Re
  • Using The Web App Template in App Studio to publish

    Paul Decarlo Has written an amazing blog on how to use the App Studio web app template. He says; "Microsoft’s App Studio portal allows developers to build rapid prototypes as well as full blown applications quickly and easily on any machine with a capable web browser.  This has resulted in thousands of published apps from developers around the world!  In today’s post, I am going to focus on one of the many provided templates, the Web App Template. The Web App Template started as a proje

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