Microsoft updates the Windows App Studio with logo and image wizards, new themes and Facebook and YouTube integration improvements.



When you first dip you toe in creating an app using the Windows App Studio you are immediately faced with the need to create a logo and graphics in a specific size and resolution, something which I think puts many intrepid users off.

Microsoft has now updated the Windows App Studio to make that process a bit easier.

The latest Windows App Studio Beta now includes a full-featured logo and image wizard with built in image controls and conversion tools. It is now possible to add a .jpeg or .png file to then be automatically populated to all the necessary tiles, splash screens and icons.

The logo and image wizard now also features 8 new app themes and the ability to further customize coloration and imagery. App Studio now also supports the ability to use an image as a header instead of the default text.

In this release the Facebook and YouTube connectors have been updated to use the latest APIs. This also allows for a greater range of content display types for each data source, e.g. in YouTube you can choose playlists, searches, or a full user feed.

The Studio now also features improved HowTo formatting for easier, intuitive navigation, an improved simulator, improved screenshots and a fully responsive Home Page, and now works with Windows 10 PCs and Phones.

Read more detail about the improvements at Microsoft here.

Thanks Sanjeev for the tip.

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