Windows Phone

W06 Build Your First Mobile App in 1 Hour with Microsoft App Studio


10:45am - 12:00pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


Come learn how to get from "Idea" to "Publish "in just a few hours.

Microsoft App Studio is an innovative new tool to design and build a starter app for Windows Phone without writing any code. Whether you're a mobile development neophyte or a savvy developer filled with great ideas but not enough time to prototype them, App Studio can help you get started by building the core of your application using multiple page templates and data sources, such as RSS feeds, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, HTML content, custom collections and more. In this session, we'll build a live & working Windows Phone app on the fly, exploring the various options of App Studio. We'll then generate the source code and dive into Visual Studio to understand the various parts produced by App Studio and how to extend them. We'll discuss how to add custom features to the starter app, turning our prototype into a real-world app. Lastly, we'll go over what's involved to get the app published, how the submission process works, and where to take your app from there. If you still haven't published any mobile apps, it doesn't get any easier than with App Studio. Come learn how to get from "Idea" to "Publish "in just a few hours.

You will learn:
  • How to build a starter mobile app for Windows Phone using Microsoft App Studio
  • The basics of the Windows Phone SDK, how to get started in mobile development and the available tools, including the emulator
  • How to extend your starter Windows Phone app from App Studio by diving into the generated source code in Visual Studio