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Quick Windows [Win8] App Development - For Busy People Only

Learn to build a beautiful full app in minimal timeLeverage open source, HTML5/JavaScript and tons more!
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9,268 students enrolled
Created by Ala Shiban
Last updated 12/2013
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Try out Windows 8.1 App development
Learn how to build an app from beginning to end
Leverage tons of Open Source in app building
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  • Background in development

This crazy-paced course will teach you to hack together your first Windows 8.1 App.

Building on top of the new beautiful Modern Apps experience, we'll leverage tons of open source, design tools, mockup tools and run through the process beginning to end.

We'll use:

  • HTML/CSS + Semantic UI for Layouts
  • JavaScript and TypeScript for business logic
  • Handlebars.js for templates
  • jQuery, SuperSlides
  • Visual Studio 2013 and Blend

Video are ~2-3 minutes each, go at a crazy pace (you'll probably have to pause) and let you get the max out of the time you spend watching those videos.

Who is the target audience?
  • Web Developers looking to build Windows 8.1 apps
  • Development Enthusiasts
  • App Developers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 31:00
Getting Started
3 Lectures 01:43

Check out what we'll be building in this course

Getting Started

Make sure you have these things installed and running

Required Stuff

Create the empty app to get started with building the first iteration

Creating the project
Mockup and Core Technology
3 Lectures 07:33

Draw up the initial ideas for Catch-a-Movie using Balsamiq Mockups

Mocking up your idea

Use Super Slides to create a full-screen, multi-slide canvas that will hold the movie content

Planting the seeds

Leverage the Semantic UI framework to create your first Grid multi-column layout

Putting a grid layout in place
Designing the App
5 Lectures 07:10

Add character to your app by using beautiful typography

Typography first

Adding Star Ratings

Tweaking the design

Adding the plot and screenings

4 second break, you deserve it!

Popcorn Break
Loading Dynamic Data
7 Lectures 12:06
TIP: Schema-based random json data generation

Making our App dynamic: Handlebars.js Part [1/3]

Making our App dynamic: Handlebars.js Part [2/3]

Loading the data from the JSON file

Last hardcoded nail in the coffin

Using Movie Images

Making our App dynamic: Handlebars.js Part [3/3]
Adding Web Features
2 Lectures 01:53
Feature Add: Trailers

Linking the Screening Info
1 Lecture 00:35

Recap and final notes

About the Instructor
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Software Engineer turned Program Manager, I'm passionate about people-empowering technology. Throughout the years, I've been involved with robotics, image processing, computer vision, biomedical research, volunteering groups, machine learning and teaching.

My courses on Udemy are braindumps of how I explore new tools and topics, distilled to the bare minimum time needed to capture the most important lessons to be learned.

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