Migrating the Khan Academy Windows Phone app to Windows 8


In partnership with Joel Martinez, the creator of the Windows Phone Khan Academy app (4/5 stars with 100+ ratings, Top 10 most popular app in Education category), we have finished a step-by-step video-series that shows how to migrate a popular, real-world Windows Phone app to the Windows Store.

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit company whose mission is to change education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. Khan Academy has over 5,000 videos (150MM+ views) on everything from Calculus to Communism and everything in-between. Note, both the Windows Phone and Windows Store Khan Academy apps are 3rd party Khan Academy apps and are not officially endorsed by Khan Academy.

Channel 9 Videos

The five part series is available here

  1. Setting Up Your Windows Store App Project
  2. Handling Asynchronous Data in Windows Store Apps
  3. Binding the Interface in Windows Store apps
  4. Custom Styling in Windows Store Apps
  5. Features and Contracts in Windows Store Apps


App Screenshots 

Khan Academy screenshot

Khan Academy semantic zoom

Khan Academy video player


Source Code

The full source code is also available for both apps to help developers learn how to migrate their apps.