Even though its been available for over a year, Microsoft's Windows App Studio is still technically in beta. Now the service, which allows anyone to make simple Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps for free, has been updated to support creating Windows 10 apps as well.
While Microsoft has not yet allowed third-party developers to release Windows 10 apps in the beta store, this update to Windows App Studio has been designed to get them ready to launch apps when the store opens. Microsoft says:
While the store is not yet live, Microsoft is allowing developers to test their Windows 10 apps made from the Windows App Studio:
Microsoft has also added some more features to Windows App Studio that can be used by app developers immediately for their Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps. They include adding support for Bing Maps inside apps, along with the ability for apps to search through the Xbox Music catalog.
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