While sitting in a coffee shop, I wanted to do a walkthrough of building a Windows Phone app with Windows Phone App Studio.  After receiving my invitation code (by requesting one from studio@microsoft.com), I set out to build my an app about one of my favorite hobbies, aerial/circus arts!

After signing in, I explored the options for getting started with my app:

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And I decided to use the hobby template.

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After writing a brief description and uploading a 160x160 image, I explored the options for content.  There are helpful links explaining each of the content options.  For now, I simply decided to add photos to the gallery.

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Once I was done adding my content, I could easily generate the app by clicking the Generate button on the bottom left.

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And waited for Windows Phone App Studio to work its magic…

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Voila!  I was emailed a link to install the Certificate.  I was also able to download the source code and open it in Visual Studio.  There are also instructions on submitting my app and publishing it to the Store.

 

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