Microsoft on Tuesday released a tool for users that will allow them to make Windows Phone 8 apps easily. The free tool, known as the Windows Phone App Studio, lets users develop Windows Phone 8 programs on the fly, on the web, and without the need to learn a bunch of code.
The free program released on Tuesday, gives more developers chances to build for Windows Phone 8. They can apply a variety of different fonts, content, and features to these apps and can be quickly deployed on Windows Phone 8. The program will be huge for the upcoming semesters.
Building Apps Easier
As described by Microsoft, the Windows Phone App Studio lets users design apps to help anyone quickly bring an idea to life by applying text, web content, imagery, or design concepts via a series of templates. This will let developers who don’t know complicated code to build for Windows Phone 8 and get programs out there quickly.
Specials For New Developers
As a promotion to get new developers on the Windows Phone 8 dev team, Microsoft is allowing any dev to unlock and register a single phone to use with up to two apps. It is also pricing the “Summer Break” dev center registration at only $19. They lastly, are implementing a click to chat support option for new developers if they get stuck.
Get Paid Easier
The last part of this announcement was about devs getting paid for their programs. The dev center now supports 128 different countries, and now devs can submit their apps for use in up to 191 different countries. Carrier billing connections were also highlighted with 35 different connections in 23 different markets.
In its blog post, Microsoft also highlighted that they added another billion transactions in the past six months with the help of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 625. This is bringing more affordable phones to the Windows Phone 8 market, and making devs happy with a bunch of new customers. Microsoft is continuing to build Windows Phone 8 out more and more, and trying to entice developers to grow with the phone ecosystem, and giving them easier tools to build with today.