Microsoft announces the “App Dev on Xbox” event

App dev on Xbox

As of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (known as the August Update for the Xbox One), it became possible to develop and publish Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps on the Xbox One. In order to help some developers get acquainted with the platform, Microsoft has announced a live session to talk about it. Simply called the “App Dev on Xbox” event, it’ll go live on August 30th at 9AM PST.

The event, which was announced on the Windows Blog, will cover the following topics.

  • The Anniversary Update SDK and getting started with app development on Xbox One
  • Diving deep into developing apps using both XAML and Web technologies
  • Guidance for designing and creating impressive TV experiences and
  • Submitting your apps via the Dev Center to all UWP devices including the Xbox

Additionally, as it’s a live event, developers will be able to submit their questions to the presenters during a live panel. To submit questions during the panel, you’ll have to tweet on Twitter with the #XboxAppDev hashtag. You can find the event page here, which will allow you to add it to your calendar of choice, and eventually watch it live a week from now.

After the event, Microsoft will begin publishing brand new open source sample apps for the Xbox One on the Building Windows Apps blog. This will run from the start of September and until the end of October, giving developers plenty of material to work with.

Are you a developer interested in bringing your UWP app to the Xbox One? Will you attend the event? Let us know in the comments below!

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