The Windows App Studio is a web-based system that doesn’t require the installation of any software on your machine. The online nature also means that you can access your app from any PC with an internet connection. Head over to the Windows App Studio site (tinyurl.com/nyrhLxd), and after you’ve logged in with your Microsoft account you’ll be able to make use of the free tools and get started straight away.
The first page you’ll see after you’ve logged in is entitled Start New, and has options at the top for creating apps specifically for Windows 10 and 8.1. You’ll want to make sure the Windows 10 one is selected.
The main pane has options for the different types of template that you can use to build the app. There
are two types available: App or Content. The first is used to create web apps, which are a redirect to an existing web page or site. Alternatively, Content apps are actual mobile apps, that draw data from various sources and display it in a manner that you specify.
Within Content there are two three options to choose between: Empty App, My Favourite Band and My App. Empty is just as it says, a blank shell into which you add sections and sources, then determine the general look and feel of the app. If this sounds a little too much like hard work then the two others are Predefined templates that still give you control over the content, but use previously generated apps as a starting point. Select one of these to begin.