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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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