Windows Applications — or Windows App for short — are the wonderful pieces of software that make devices like your Windows Phone, Windows tablet, PC or Xbox so useful. There are thousands of apps available on Windows Phone and Windows that allow you to create anything or consume anything.
Windows Application is a user build application that can run on a Windows platform. The windows application has a graphical user interface that is provided by Windows Forms. Windows forms provide a variety of controls including Button, TextBox, Radio Button, CheckBox, and other data and connection controls. You can easily design a web application using an IDE Microsoft Visual Studio using a variety of languages including Objective-C, C#, Visual Basic, C++, J# and many more.
Windows Phone Store had support for credit card purchases, operator billing, and ad-supported content. The Store also features a “try-before-you-buy” option, where the user has an option to download a trial or demo for a commercial app. Other features are said to be similar to Windows Phone Store’s predecessor, Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The Windows Phone Store had 61 categories split up into 16 main categories and 25 sub-categories. Apps can only be placed in one category. Windows Phone Store also featured downloads for 3D games that will have integrated Xbox Live connectivity and features.
The ability to download a XAP file to a computer is also present, allowing a user to install an app from their SD card if no internet access is available.
Developers had to pay an annual subscription fee of $99 (this, according to Todd Brix, the General Manager for Windows Phone Apps and Store team, was on an ongoing promotion at $19) to become an App Hub member and submit apps to the Windows Phone Store. There was a limit on the number of free submissions for paid apps. There was a limit of 100 free submissions for free apps; thereafter, there was a fee of $19.99 per submission for free apps.
Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
Advantages of Windows Platform
- One Operating System and One Unified Core for all the devices.
- One App Platform to run the applications across every family.
- One Dev Center to submit application and dashboard.
- One Store for all the devices.
A representation of an application that appears in the start screen. A tile can be designed to be dynamic and display information to the user.
- Status Bar: Indicates status of phone operations, such as signal strength. Not necessarily application specific.
- Application title: The title for the application, which is typically in all caps.
- Page title: An optional title for a page that does not scroll. Page titles are typically in lowercase.
- On-screen keyboard: The keyboard that appears when the user edits a text field. Also known as the soft input panel (SIP).
- Application Bar: Optional application-centric navigation bar that contains buttons and/or menu items.
- Hardware Buttons (Back, Start, Search): Buttons required to be present on every Windows Phone. These buttons enable the user to back up, return to the start experience, or search the current context.
Windows App Phone Developer
Step 1: Register as a developer
- Build apps with your own code
- Build apps using App Studio
- Apps for yourself by unlocking your phone
- You might void any warranty from your mobile operator and OEM.
- A preview update only includes the Microsoft portion of the update.
- After you update your phone to a preview version of the operating system, you can’t go back to a previous released version of the operating system.
Step 3: Download the app
To make getting the updates easy, install the Windows Phone Preview for Developers app. The app will configure your phone to point to our preview update servers so you can easily get the latest build on your phone.