Microsoft has identifying various options to make customers experience Windows Store Apps. It also encourages Developers through variety of workshops, seminars,contests & competitions to build Apps for the Windows Store with Rich an Fluid full screen chromeless UI experience. In the same context Microsoft has released an app called Microsoft Project Sienna which is targeted for the Business executives,business analysts, consultants and other users who are not in the field of programming. Currently the App is released in Beta to see the response from the Business users.
Now your Imaginations, Ideas going to easily transform to reality through this App. Even Developers can use this for prototyping their Initial brainstorming sessions.
– Add Multiple Screens
– Ability to connect to different data sources ( RSS, REST, Azure Mobile Services, Sharepoint, Excel etc)
– Use the usual excel like expressions for conditions
– Preview Instantly the design
– Rich controls like Gallery Listing with various layout options.
In this Post we are going to look at how you can create a quick windows store app for your Blog in 30 minutes using the RSS feed Datasource option.
– Windows 8.1 Professional
– Microsoft Project Sienna App
– RSS Feed Uri for the Datasource. In this post I will be using my Blog RSS Feed Uri : http://feeds.feedburner.com/gyanmoti
13 Quick Steps to Develop App using Sienna
- Identify the Project App Name
- Select a Logo and Background color
- Identify No.of Screens for your App
- Identify the Datasources
- Design the UI
- Connect the UI Screen Navigation
- Connect the UI with Datasource
- Preview the App
- Publish the Package
- Install in Local PC using the Published Package
- Prepare the Store Package using VS 2012 IDE
- Test the App using App Certification Kit
- Publish them to the Store
Here the App which I created using Sienna
Please check them on the store :
In the Subsequent Post, I will walkthrough you each of the steps to develop an App to list the Posts from your Blog using RSS feed as a datasource.
Please check it out here : http://gyanmoti.in/2014/01/creating-a-simple-blog-reader-app-using-project-sienna/