Just as you use Eclipse to build Android apps, you use Visual Studio to build Windows Store apps. This video gives a brief comparison of the two. For more resources to help Android app developers get started building Windows Store apps, go to http://aka.ms/AndroidtoWindows.
Just as you use Xcode to build iOS apps, you use Visual Studio to build Windows Store apps. This video gives a quick comparison of the two. For more resources to help iOS developers get started building Windows Store apps, go to http://aka.ms/iOStoWindows.
Make your app stand out with a live tile. You can use a background task to update your app's live tile with fresh content. For a closer look and more details, check out Quickstart: Update a live tile from a background task on the Windows Dev Center.
Learn how to display a location in an app using a Bing Maps. You can test your app with a variety of locations using the Simulator included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. For a walkthrough of the steps, see How to display your location using Bing Maps in the Windows Dev Center, and download the…
Want to get your Windows Store app in front of as many customers as possible? This video shows you how to globalize your app and adapt it for languages and regions throughout the world. Want to learn more? Check out Globalizing your app in the Windows Dev Center for how-to guidance, code samples,…
A Windows Store app is a new type of application that runs on Windows 8. Learn about their key features, what makes them different from desktop apps, and how to get started building your own app. Want to learn more? Check out Meet Windows Store apps in the Windows Dev Center.
In this latest episode, Erin Strange stopped by to talk about developing some super high profile apps. Erin is the creative director at Migration.Mobi and here she talks about what it's like developing both the IHeartRadio app and the United Airlines app.
We sat down with Andrew Garrison from Jundroo to talk about developing engineering games for Windows Phones. We talked about the pros, the cons and the challenges you face when developing for different platforms. Get to know Andrew and then get to know some of his awesome games.