This post was originally posted at The Developer Movement, I wanted to share this with Gulf educators and students to demonstrate how easy it is to get started as a Windows 8 app developer.
The promise: “Quick, simple and faster than hell”, “You don’t need to be a programmer”
The reality: Yes, a non-programmer can build a useful app in an afternoon.
What will the app be able to do?
ZipApp supports creating apps with the following types of content
What do you need before you start?
Not much, you should have an idea for a suitable app and the content you want to include in the app.
Will I need anything else to publish the app?
When you finish creating your app, the ZipApp tool will send you a .zip file containing the code for your application. You cannot just take that code and publish it to the store. You will need Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) to build the package that you submit to the store. Installing the Windows 8 SDK requires Windows 8. So all that to say, if you plan to publish the app you need
Here are some quick videos and tutorials to get started with ZipApp. Dive in!
And also this ….