ZipApp – Can a non-coder use it to create an app with great content?

ZipApp is a tool that claims to allow non-programmers to build Windows 8 apps quickly. Their claim seems to be accurate! As Windows 8 matures, more tools and templates are appearing to help developers and non-developers create Windows 8 apps. Two weeks ago, I tested IdeaPress. Today, I will test ZipApp by creating an app…


Template of the week: Windows 8 HTML5 Pong Game

HTML5 Pong is a great template for developers who are new to HTML5/Canvas or game development in general This blog is part of a series Okay full disclosure I wrote this template but that’s not the only reason why I think its great. This template shows you how easy it is to get your game…


Template of the week: Crowd sourcing and location based Windows 8 apps

This template gives you a great start for an app which allows the user to submit location based information. This blog is part of a series Have you ever wished there was an app you could use to tell the city about the potholes that on your daily commute? Or maybe you just want to…


Template of the week: Windows 8 Location/Finder App

This Windows 8 app template allows you to easily create an app to put data into an app to display on a map. This blog is part of a series. How many times have you used an app to help you find something: a restaurant? a parking lot? a hockey arena? Apps for looking up…


Template of the week: Movie App design template

This is a design template for a Windows 8 movie app that contains photoshop source files, images and an HTML/CSS Blend project If you missed any other templates of the week, you can find them here. A great app deserves a great User interface (UI). Some of us are good at coding, some of us…


Building a great Windows 8 app Step 6: Which template should you use?

You are about to start coding your Windows 8 project, what template should you start with? This blog is part of a series. Picking the right template at the start of your project can save you a lot of work! Finding the right Visual Studio template, or finding a project template out there that is…


Got a WordPress site? Bring it to Windows 8 quickly and easily

This open source template makes it easy for you to take a WordPress site and provide it’s content through a Windows 8 store app if you are a WordPress user (WordPress.org this template does not support WordPress.com), there is an open source Windows 8 template built by IdeaNotion you can use to quickly create a…

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