Windows App Studio

Developers making Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 apps with Microsoft's Windows App Studio can now import games and apps made with the TouchDevelop language as a data source as part of the latest update for the web-based app creation tools.

Microsoft says:

"App Studio users can now add single or multiple TouchDevelop sections to add richer features to their apps. With just a few clicks select TouchDevelop scripts are imported into App Studio, ready to generate an AppX package to sideload on any phone, tablet, or PC running Windows 8.1 or publish to Windows Phone or Windows Store. For this first release not all Apps and Games from TouchDevelop can be imported into App Studio including those that include web requests and access the devices capabilities (e.g. Bluetooth, Calendar). You can test functionality by copying your script ID into the TouchDevelop DataSource in App Studio, which will verify whether it can be imported."

In addition, Microsoft has added a Web App Template (WAT) to Windows App Studio so creations can include a mobile-optimized website inside their app. It also offers a reminder that support for making apps with those tools for Windows Phone 8.0 will end after today.

Source: Microsoft