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.
Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a mobility pioneer and former entrepreneur specializing in cross-platform mobile app development for Windows, iOS and Android devices. Nick works at Microsoft as a Senior Technical Evangelist in the New York Metro area. He spent most his career in IT consulting, software and services companies across various technical and business roles, designing, building, managing and selling innovative software products and solutions for the world’s top brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Known for his dynamic and engaging style, he is a frequent speaker at major software development conferences worldwide, was a 10-year Microsoft MVP awarded on Windows Phone Development, and a Nokia Developer Ambassador & Champion. With over 23 years of professional experience, Nick is a certified developer and software architect by trade and specializes in Cross-Platform Mobility, GIS, Cloud, IoT and Mobile Game Development. He is an active blogger, occasional author, avid gamer, loving husband and proud father.