Microsoft has just released Windows Phone App Studio, a great tool that will help you build your first Windows Phone app in virtually no time. After taking it for a short testdrive I’m sure it will help everyone (even without programming knowledge) to build an app. Ever had that feeling you wanted to build something? But you didn’t have enough time? Or you don’t think you have the required skills? Be sure to give App Studio a try! It will help you produce your first app and you’ll learn a lot while you are at it. Are you a developer? App Studio could still save you loads of time, time that you can invest in building the awesome features that’ll make your app stand out.
So what is App Studio?App Studio is a tool that will help you build a Windows Phone app in 4 simple steps:
- Have an idea
- Add content
- Choose Style
- Use it!
What do I need to get started?App Studio is a fully web based tool, all you need to get started is a Microsoft Account. It would also make sense to have a Windows Phone to actually test your apps, but it isn’t strictly required. That’s basically all you need, now head over to http://apps.windowsstore.com to get started. There’s some resources to help you get started:
- Recent blogposts on the official Windows Phone Developer Blog
- Windows Phone App Studio forums
- Windows Phone App Studio UserVoice (if you have feedback)