- Sign into AppStudio using your developers Account
- Select a template. In this case I have used the Hobby template.
Note: To get your app to done you will need to complete the following sections: App Information; Configure App Content; Configure App Style ; and Generate.
- Section 1: App Information
- Enter App Information an Description.
- Change Logo(dimensions 160 by 160 ): If you don’t have a logo consider using an app generator tool like Icon Maker, grab images from open clipart.org , or you can use expression design.
- Section 2: Configure App Content
App-builders use this section to give there app meaning: what is it all about; why would I use it ; and entering data. Split into two sections Data Sources and Application Sections, the app-builder will use this section to define and arrange data.
Data Sources Breakdown
- AboutDataSource- Use the HTML editor to add app information,
- Favorites Collection- This collection can either be : static resources where all data is linked locally to your app; or app studio data services where data is available remotely and can be generating the applications all over again. By simply adding and creating items with your own data , you can easily make this template your own. You can also import data into your favorite collection from a CSV file.
- Gallery Collection- This collection is updated and edited just like favorites collection. What makes this collection really interesting is that is comes with the Text-to-Speech api . To activate the text to speech api, just make sure to update the title field when adding your data.
- News Data Source: Insert a rss feed of your choice to create a news feed.
Use this section to edit, preview and delete sections. By editing the sections you can the sections meaningful names; bind the data to more meaningful contexts in your app; and add additional pages to sections if needed.
- Section 3: Configure App Style
Now, you can really get creative. The selections of different backgrounds , tiles and splash and lock screens, you can really make your app your own.
- Section 4 : Generate
This is the simplest part just click Generate watch the gears turn and there you have it you app is ready to test by simply taking a picture or publish to the store.
If you have a Windows Phone you can download the app using the QR code provided and start using it on your phone.
Final App Results
Once you have tested your app and are happy with it , it’s time to put you first of many apps into the store.
- Login back into App Studio and access your dashboard.
- Select your app
- Click download publish package and save to PC
Getting your app into a Windows Phone Store
Since this your first time building an app you might want to read this article before you continue.
- Create App Info: What’s the name of your app? Which category does your app belong in? How much do you want your app to cost? After you fill in the blanks for these and other questions, you’ll be ready to upload.
- Upload publish package (XAP file): Upload the necessary XAP files for your app, fill in the relevant details (language, description, images, etc.), and submit.