Apache Cordova and WinJS

This post was written by Josh Rennert, Program Manager, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks team Apache Cordova enables developers to build native applications by using the most common web programming languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Tapping into its set of APIs—colloquially known as plugins—permits access to the native device functionality within iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows… Read more

Updates to the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store policies

This week we released updated app certification policies on Dev Center for Windows Phone apps and Windows Store apps and accompanying updates to the Application Developer Agreement.  This update adjusts the policies to make them more clear and easier to understand, revises the privacy policy statement and combines the Windows and Windows Phone policy documentation into… Read more

Windows App Studio Beta adds 9 languages and Windows Phone 8.1 sideloading

Since launching 14 months ago the response to Windows App Studio Beta has been nothing short of incredible. From small business owners to skilled developers learning the basics of our platform, our more than two million users have created just under 1 million app projects, and published almost 50,000 apps to the Windows Store and… Read more

Give Skype Qik a try

Skype Qik is a new video messaging app that runs alongside Skype on your device and gives you a fun and easy way to capture and share quick moments and thoughts with friends and family. While I regularly have Skype calls with my dad (who lives in a different state) – this app can be… Read more

WinSock and more Open Source for your Windows Store apps

Back at the //Build conference in April, I outlined our goals for the Windows 8.1 developer platform and summarized them in a post about Extending platform commonality through universal Windows apps. Those goals were as follows: Reach customers across phones, tablets, and PCs Deliver innovation that supports developer investments Make cross-platform technology easier and more… Read more

18 year old student and designer develops an app for a global manufacturer using App Studio

Mick Brege is more than just your average 18 year old. Full-time student and part-time designer, Brege attends Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI and works for Promess, Inc. – a global leader in sensing systems for manufacturing. Using Windows App Studio Beta, Brege built an app, Promess, Inc, to increase the company’s ability to engage… Read more