Because you haven’t read enough of them, this is yet another blog post on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone App Studio – the online “point & shoot” method of creating an app for Windows Phone (8).
Before we start, did anybody notice that the App Studio is located at windowsstore.com? #justSayin
I’ve wanted to make a quick reader app for .Netitude for quite some time now, but didn’t want to sink a ton of time in to it because, well, I’m lazy. So when App Studio came along, I had to see if I could make it work for me.
The first thing I had to think about was how I’m going to get the data from .Netitude the web site to the app. With IdeaPress, they used a JSON API plugin you have to install on your WordPress instance to make it happen. Well, with the simplicity that App Studio provides I didn’t have that option. So away we go to the age old technology you heard about in high school – RSS! Hopefully that works in App Studio. Let’s get crackin.