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June 10, 2014

New Release: Windows App Studio Beta makes it even easier to publish your apps

If you’re not one of the over 1.1 million people who have used Windows App Studio Beta to quickly turn your idea into an app for Windows and Windows Phone, now is the time to check it out.  Our latest release, available this morning, just made it even easier to publish your apps to the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store. 


Now after you create your app and select Publish Package, you will get a .zip file that contains your Store-ready publish packages, up to six screenshots of your app, the app logo you created, and publication instructions – everything you need to submit your app to the Store.  You’ll of course need a Dev Center account to submit your apps.  We’ve even produced videos that walk through how to publish your App Studio apps to the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store.

We’ve also added YouTube playlists as a data source.  Now your app can display videos by user, search term, and playlist. 


You’ll also notice new photo layout options for data sources that include Instagram, Flickr, and dynamic and static collections.


For more helpful tips, check out the home page of Windows App Studio Beta, where you’ll notice we’ve added App Studio News, which provides links to training videos delivered by power users around the world, presentations on specific features, and articles highlighting App Studio users. 

Keep the feedback coming and let us know what you think of this release.