Resources for other platform developers (Windows Store apps)
Do you develop apps for platforms like iOS, Windows Phone, Android, or the web? If so, you can use the info throughout this section to take your existing app development skills and start applying them to developing great apps for Windows 8. Why should you build apps for Windows 8? Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Target millions more devices and users for your apps. You can code once and have a great app experience that scales across millions of devices from tablets to all-in-one PCs, from 10" to 27" screen sizes.
Apply your existing iOS app development skills toward developing great apps for Windows 8.
Apply your existing Windows Phone app development skills toward developing great apps for Windows 8.
Apply your existing Android app development skills toward developing great apps for Windows 8.
Apply your existing web development skills toward developing great apps for Windows 8.
The info throughout this section is intended for developers who are creating apps for platforms like iOS, Windows Phone, Android, or the web, and who want to create similar Windows Store apps for Windows 8. To learn more, click one of the links in the preceding section.
To successfully start creating Windows Store apps, you'll need the following at a minimum:
- A Windows Store developer account. To get one, go to the Windows Store Dashboard and follow the on-screen directions.
- Windows 8 and Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8. To get them, see Get the tools.
- A developer license for Windows 8. To get one, see Get a developer license.
- For everyone
- What's a Windows Store app?
- Windows Store app development: the basics
- Windows 8 Product Guide for Developers
- Make great Windows Store apps
- For developers
- Develop Windows Store apps using Visual Studio 2012
- Windows Dev Camps
- Windows Store App Labs
- For designers and developers
- Download design assets for Windows Store apps
Build date: 5/21/2013