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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Instructed by Ala Shiban Development / Mobile Apps
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 31 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Background in development

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Web Developers looking to build Windows 8.1 apps
  • Development Enthusiasts
  • App Developers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started

Check out what we'll be building in this course


Make sure you have these things installed and running


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

Section 2: Mockup and Core Technology

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


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


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

Section 3: Designing the App

Add character to your app by using beautiful typography

Adding Star Ratings
Tweaking the design
Adding the plot and screenings

4 second break, you deserve it!

Section 4: Loading Dynamic Data
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]
Section 5: Adding Web Features
Feature Add: Trailers
Linking the Screening Info
Section 6: Summary

Recap and final notes

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Instructor Biography

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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