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

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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14 Comments

10. Thehamster

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 04, 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 ...

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're a smart guy...

13. Thehamster

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 04, 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.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

6. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 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

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're 14 years old❔

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

8. DFranch

Posts: 573; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

1. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

In 2014 the WP8 platform will get double apps than 2013

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

hopefully

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

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