How to Create Windows 8 Apps Using Browser
Want to learn how to create Windows 8 apps using your browser? You’re in luck as Microsoft just released a tool for creating Windows 8 apps directly in the browser. Find and read more about it here.
TouchDevelop lets you create apps everywhere on all your devices. It features a predictive on-screen code keyboard and a touch optimized programming language. With the TouchDevelop programming environment you can write app scripts by just tapping on the screen. No need to have separate PC or keyboard. The scripts can be used to perform various tasks which is similar to regular apps. TouchDevelop users can install, run, edit, and publish scripts.
To be able to create Windows 8 apps using your browser, you will need to use the recently launched TouchDevelop Web App Preview. It uses the same programming language, and has similar code editor with the TouchDevelop app and TouchDevelop language. As a result, you can reuse many of the concepts that are available with the TouchDevelop.
How to Create Windows 8 Apps?
To create a Windows 8 app, you need to create a script or game and publish it in the TouchDevelop. From there you can export your script as a Visual Studio project that you need to compile in order to get the final app package. You can just use the free Visual Studio Express edition to do this. Note that you will need a developer account to submit the package to the Windows Store.
How to Create Windows Phone Apps?
Just like the process on how to create Windows 8 apps, you will need to create a script or game and publish it with TouchDevelop. From there you will need to export your script as a Windows Phone package. you do not need Visual Studio this time, but you will need a developer account for the Windows Phone Store to submit your app package.
Read this document to know how you can export your script as a Windows Phone package.
Here are some of the resources where you can learn how to create Windows 8 apps using Touch Develop.
TouchDevelop programming on a phone book
Slide decks showing various aspects of mobile app development with TouchDevelop
Write your first Windows 8 app script using TouchDevelop
See what can you do with TouchDevelop
Learn more about TouchDevelop programming environment
Learn TouchDevelop programming on your mobile devices
Teach TouchDevelop programming on mobile devices
See TouchDevelop in action.
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