Microsoft Updates Windows App Studio With TouchDevelop As A Data Source

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Microsoft today announced one of the most significant update for Windows App Studio. You can now integrate TouchDevelop scripts for creating apps in Windows App Studio. With this integration, developers will gain access to the hundreds of thousands of TouchDevelop apps and games, improving the quality and complexity of apps created with Windows App Studio. App Studio users can now add single or multiple TouchDevelop sections to add richer features to their apps.

Also in this release, users can now create a universal Web App Template (WAT) application that will run on any phone, PC, or tablet running Windows 8.1. This will allow website owners to create an app for their websites. Another change announced today is that if you want to make changes to your 8.0 versions of app, you will need to do so using Visual Studio 2013. Going forward, only universal Windows apps will be supported in Windows App Studio.

We’re excited to see what our 2.3 million Windows App Studio users think about the release and welcome the over 250,000 registered TouchDevelop users to this new integrated app building tool. With this advancement, we expect high quality applications and the opportunity for App Studio users to significantly expand their development skills.

Read more about it here.

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