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Former fashion model, now entrepreneur demonstrates Windows Phone App Studio for you

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Former fashion model, now entrepreneur demonstrates Windows Phone App Studio for you
Microsoft fans, meet Holly Shore - a former fashion model turned mother, blogger and entrepreneur. Mrs. Shore has it all covered, but can she develop Windows Phone apps? Not really, but no worries - Microsoft's web-based Windows Phone App Studio helps her build a simple, working app with zero coding.

The process begins by selecting a Windows Phone Marketplace category that fits your idea. Next, you add images, videos, and RSS feeds, which will become your app's featured content. Finally, you choose a color palette, generate live tiles, and splash and lock screens. App Studio glues everything together and comes up with something that works right-away on your WP-handset. It also provides the source-code, so you can take it to your IDE and develop it further.

At this stage, Windows Phone App Studio seems to be more of a working concept than a marvel, although it can be useful for creating a basic foundation for an app. But Microsoft's effort shows potential - the more powerful App Studio becomes, the easier it will be for developers to get into Windows Phone and help the platform compete for attention. At 12 million transactions per day and a selection of over 200 000 apps, the Windows Phone Store is a nice little business. However, it has to catch up with Android and iOS, which offer over one million apps each. This is a giant undertaking that also depends on market share, but there's no reason to be pessimistic. Windows Phone has gained a visible momentum this year, and it's set to increase its presence across 2014.

You can try Windows Phone App Studio yourself via the source link.



source: Windows Phone App Studio via WMPowerUser

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posted on 19 Dec 2013, 10:29 7

1. Muzhhur (Posts: 240; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


In 2014 the WP8 platform will get double apps than 2013

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 11:30 3

4. apple4never (Posts: 913; Member since: 08 May 2013)


hopefully

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 00:40 1

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1513; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


She can make the SmashCam App and come test it out at my place...

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 10:50 2

2. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


There's an easier way of attracting developerst to windows phone, INCREASING THE PAY! There's no other reason to why ios gets apps first, its because they pay better. After all developers make apps to make a living.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 13:33 1

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1120; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Who do you think pays them? The people buying. Sure ms can throw money at them. But it really doesnt solve anything.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:19

8. DFranch (Posts: 135; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


It also has alot to do with the installed base. IOS has a bigger customer base to draw from than Windows Phone. Plus IOS has been around quite a bit longer, and therefore have a much larger base of developers.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 10:51

3. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


There's an easier way of attracting developerst to windows phone, INCREASING THE PAY! There's no other reason to why ios gets apps first, its because they pay better. After all developers make apps to make a living.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 11:55 1

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5522; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Great way to pitch your app development platform. However, as the article mentions, App Studio is still a work in progress.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 13:23

6. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Sure if you want your app to have a broad audience you should build a WP8 app. You will have like 3 people who download it. #Sarcastic

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 07:35

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're 14 years old❔

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 04:16 1

10. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I just got a lumia 920 as a work phone and I absolutely love it. I won't be exchanging my Note 3 for a WP any time soon, but as a second device the lumia is outstanding. Amazing bulid quality, it looks great, and WP is surprisingly smooth and fluid. I will be paying more attention to lumias in the future ...

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 07:35 1

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're a smart guy...

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 06:12

13. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


It's easy to get tired of your comments to be honest rodneyej1, you can be a bit much... BUT I do see your point about lumias, I can help but notice even more how ugly touch wiz us after using the 920, the 1520 is looking more interesting every day :-) my choice is pretty much coming down to stylus vs dedicated camera button.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 15:52

14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol❕.. Well, thanks... Just got a Red 1520 the other day.. Its basically like my 920 on steroids.. I love it❕

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