Microsoft has recently released “Windows Template Studio”, a scaffolding tool for quickly creating excellent Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
UWP apps are currently the the premiere way to write apps for windows-y things…like Windows 10, Xbox, Mobile and…Hololens! Also, by using UWP you get a bunch of niceties for free – install/uninstall/auto-updates, sell via windows store, push notifications, background tasks, adaptive UI, etc.
In this video I’ll give you a little tour of the new Windows Template Studio – a scaffolding tool that lets you quickly gets your idea off the ground and allows your to focus on the core application by NOT having to futz around with mundane things like navbars, local storage mechanisms, localization. Then we’ll use the template and the iPodcastSearch library to quickly build a rough podcast app. As always we’ll have links to the full source code below.