Windows App Studio Beta seems to have picked up a handful of new features and some much needed optimization thanks to a new December update released by Microsoft. The update consist of couple of new features along with design improvements and new templates.
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The first and one of the best features is the WordPress data source which lets you connect your app to the WordPress Blog. So what it essentially does is that it pulls content and displays it in your app. This means that now your blog can be hosted as an Windows 10 App without any need to write an actual app. Windows App Studio Beta will also start displaying relative content and will also list a conventional app or even comments from the blog.
Microsoft Advertising will help publishers monetize from their apps. The Microsoft Ad control is said to offer a greater degree of control over how your apps are actually displayed.
As we said earlier the update also brings with it a handful of design changes which are set to add a more dynamic and fresh look to the Windows App Studio. New Carousal control will help users by showcasing a selection of images in the app and also turn them into a slideshow if deemed necessary.
The improved design features will users change the background and the hero image for each and every section individually and also see how it appears on the home section of the app. The WordPress template will let you bring your WordPress blog to the Windows platform and the store without the need for any additional resources.
The Windows App studio also boasts of a new template feature which would make it easier for publishers to show off their catalogs.