1. jefbeard911's Avatar
    I have a desire to learn how to develop apps for WP. Not as business but more of a hobby.

    Without sounding too naive or arrogant, is it possible to develop a quality app in 6 months going from knowing nothing to app submission?

    Thanks for either bursting my bubble or the encouragement. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    02-12-2014 10:43 PM
  2. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    02-12-2014 10:53 PM
  3. ybahman's Avatar
    You can certainly go from zero experience to submission in 6 months but it really depends on what you want the app to do and what "6 months" means (e.g. 8hrs/day for 5days/week or 12hrs/day for 7days/week etc...). You can put together a "Hello World" app in a day easily but there would be a lot of stuff that you wouldn't understand.

    If this is a serious goal of yours I would not start developing the WP app and try to build your skills as you work through it. That's really going to be incredibly overwhelming. It would be best to spend the first couple months learning the basics of programming. I've heard great things about code academy: Learn JavaScript Programming | Codecademy Online Tutorials
    Although, WP Apps are written in C# (with the UI described in XAML) and unfortunately, CodeAcademy doesn't have any C# lessons. Regardless, it will be a great place to learn the basics. After that you can hit up http://www.programmr.com/zone/csharp to learn C# syntax.

    If you do those two things first, then start working on the WP app, you'll have a much higher chance of getting the app done.

    hope that helps!
    jefbeard911 and quanlich like this.
    02-12-2014 11:10 PM
  4. ybahman's Avatar
    That's an awesome page!
    02-12-2014 11:11 PM
  5. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Since we're all in a sharing mood, I found this class being offered for FREE through Futurelearn (similar to Coursera or EdEx)

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...ogramming-2014

    24 Feb start...
    videoouija likes this.
    02-13-2014 08:32 AM
  6. abhishyam2007's Avatar
    I'll try this too. I had a query, do windows phone 7 apps work the same on wp8?
    02-13-2014 08:35 AM
  7. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I'll try this too. I had a query, do windows phone 7 apps work the same on wp8?
    Usually it works fine, but sometimes you need to do a little work to your WP7 apps to work on WP8.
    02-16-2014 10:53 AM
  8. Dadulka's Avatar
    02-22-2014 01:38 PM
  9. michail71's Avatar
    In addition to learning a language and framework developing in XAML with MVVM patterns can be tricky! I've been doing it for 20 years and can still get overwhelmed at times. Things change faster than any one person can keep up with. But if you enjoy the work it is possible.
    03-03-2014 10:03 PM
  10. Mohammad Arshad's Avatar
    It is definitely possible. In fact I would say its more than enough time.

    Only pitfall is that unlike Android and iOS development, the development material online is not that great (at least IMO). That is not to say the material is not there, just that it is a bit harder to find. So you need to be patient, and know where too look.
    03-09-2014 09:28 PM

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