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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

  • Images in Your Publication Package

    Hello,This morning I just want to drop a quick note about a small change that has taken place within Windows App Studio's Publication packages. Previously (prior to June) Publication required a 150x150 logo only, so we included that within our publication package for you, to make this task a little simpler. After June though, a new requirement was created, and a 300x300 logo must also be included. To fix this, We now create a 300x300 image for you, and to do this we simply put the 150x150 logo i
  • Sara Silva Shows Us How to Connect a Menu App to Azure Mobile Services

    Sara Silva guides us through the process of connecting a Windows App Studio Menu app to Azure mobile services so you can manage your dynamic data that is displayed to your users, on the fly, without having to re-upload to Windows Store Check out the entire guide on her website by clicking HERE To learn more about Azure Mobile Services check out their site HERE
  • REST APIs in App Studio

    In this series, I am going to talk about how to add support for REST APIs with projects built in App Studio.  If you have never used App Studio before, I would recommend taking a quick look at some of the documentation and videos.  You can check out the “How to” page, the “Sample Apps Page”, or just start exploring the App Studio Website.  Additionally, a coworker of mine, Joshua Drew, has a pretty good post on an introduction to App Studio, here.  All in all, App studio is a quick and easy
  • Build An App AND Your Biz!

    Joshua Drew come at us today with another amazing tutorial. In this tutorial he talks to us about using app Studio to promote your small business. He starts out by saying " It is easy when you are a large company to employ a technology department or hire an outside consulting firm to build you a mobile app. It is more difficult if you are a startup or small business. At times, the startups and small businesses do not have the luxury to outsource a build for an app. Even more, they might

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