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Creating Applications

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 8.1

    Creating Applications


    I've searched the internet extensively for information on how to create an app for my windows 8 computer, but haven't found diddly squat. I see self-made apps in the store, but none of them are what I'm looking for so I decided to try and make my own. It's purely informational, with lists and links between pages inside the app, but I haven't the foggiest idea on how to do it. I'm a pretty quick learner... if I have the means to learn.
    So how do I make an application?
    Preferably, I'd like do it all with free stuff, because if I had the money to buy software, I'd just buy a smartphone and make an app for that. But the app I want to make is literally just a bunch of informational pages linking between each other for easy navigation. Like a PowerPoint, but as an app.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This may be a good place to start:
    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh974581.aspx

    Also the free C# Express edition can do Apps. If you go to visual studio downloads it should tell you which is for apps and which is for desktop development.

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...465&pkw=visual studio downloads&pmt=e&WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Visual+Studio&WT.term=visual studio downloads&WT.campaign=5+-+Visual+Studio&WT.content=xGTQ6UH2&WT.source=google&WT.medium=cpc
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi FaeFern, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    I think Microsoft Project Siena could be exactly what you are looking for. It is free, modular, easy to learn and use system that let's you create your own apps.

    Download Project Siena App for Windows 8: Microsoft "Project Siena" app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Read more: Microsoft Project Siena (Beta)

    Kari
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