Mobile Client

VST15 Build Your First Mobile App in 1 Hour with Microsoft App Studio


4:15pm - 5:30pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


Microsoft App Studio is an innovative new tool to help you design and build a starter app for Windows Phone and Windows Store without writing any code. Whether you're a mobile development neophyte or a savvy developer filled with great ideas and not enough time to prototype them, App Studio can help you get started. It will build the core of your application using multiple page templates and data sources, such as RSS feeds, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, HTML content, Twitter feeds, custom collections and more. In this session, you'll build a live, working mobile app for both Windows Phone and Windows Store on the fly, exploring the various options of App Studio. Then you'll generate the source code and dive into Visual Studio to understand the various parts produced by App Studio and how to extend them. You'll discuss how to add custom features to the starter app, turning our prototype into a real-world app, such as advertising, in-app purchasing and such. You'll also learn 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 and Windows Store using Microsoft App Studio
  • The basics of the Windows Phone and Windows SDKs, how to get started in mobile development and the available tools, including the emulators
  • How to extend your starter Windows Phone and Windows apps from App Studio by diving into the generated source code in Visual Studio