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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

  • Sedes de copa 2014
  • Integrative Mom
  • GRAINSTORM Heritage Baking
  • Jamestown Revival


Windows App Studio News

  • Every Dev has a story

    Check out the following video about Jared Poole, Developer and creator of the "Pass a PFT" ( Physical Fitness Test) App, For the US Air Force. Every Developer has a story, Do you have one? We would love to hear about it.   View the original post at Channel 9:
  • App Studio Update 7-15-14

    Windows App Studio was updated July 15th with a fresh release and brought with it some great new features such as: New YouTube player This new release brings a brand new YouTube player. Previously the player was implemented using Youtube Mytoolkit player fromCodeplex. The new player is implemented loading the embed YouTube url (<videoid>)into a WebView control. This change has been motivated by several things: Consistency: In WP8the videos were displayed
  • How to create your app in less than one morning with AppStudio

    Take a look at the video created by Windows Spain about creating your app in one morning with App Studio Disclaimer: This video is in Spanish.
  • App Studio Design Time Sample Data

    Lance McCarthy is talking about Design Time Sample Data for making extending App Studio apps. He starts by saying: So, you’ve got yourself an App Studio app and want to make custom changes, this can be challenging because you won’t see anything in the designer because the data is not generated until runtime.  You’ll have to make educated guesses by using margins of the UI elements.  We can make this much easier this by creating design-time sample data. This blog post is a tutorial on how

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