My first Windows Phone App Studio app


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, 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:


And I decided to use the hobby template.


After writing a brief description and uploading a 160×160 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.



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



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


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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