You can create and publish Windows 10 apps with latest Windows App Studio update

If you want to make and publish your own universal Windows 10 app in the Windows Store, but you don't know how to code. then the latest update for Microsoft's Windows App Studio is for you. The update will now allow users to not only make Windows 10 apps, but it will also create a Windows Store-ready package for it, without any need to use Microsoft's Visual Studio tool to do that job.

Here's a look at the new features that have been added to Windows App Studio:

  • Windows 10 Store Package with Screen Shots - Windows App Studio now generates a Store package for your Windows 10 apps, including automatically created screenshots for the Store listing.
  • Immersive Simulator (full screen web view) - No one wants to preview their app only in a tiny viewport. Included with this release is a big full screen simulator into Windows App Studio. Now it's easy check out the app you're building and interact with it in a full screen mode as you're working on it.
  • Windows App Studio Collection App - Wouldn't it be great if you could easily manage the contents of a collection for an app without making any update to the app itself? Now you can with the newly released Windows App Studio Collection App available here. This app lets you easily manage the collections for all your apps in real time without the need to go to the Windows App Studio website. Update the data in the app and it will update the data in your relevant projects and apps with no additional actions required.
  • Live Tiles Editor - You can now design dynamic Live Tiles for your Windows 10 apps from within Windows App Studio. This will work on any Windows 10 app you create with the exception of Hosted Web Apps. With this tool, you fully customize your Live Tiles to make your app more dynamic for your customers when they view it from the Start menu or on a Windows 10 mobile device.

In addition, the new version includes initial support for apps that can run on Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) along with a Hero Image Editor and many more improvements.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham