Microsoft has released its ‘Project Siena’, which allows you to create your own Windows app without any hassles. The Windows 8.1 app is designed to help also those enthusiasts who would love to build an app without any programming skills.
The new project from the Redmond giant is focused on creating relatively small applications with high visuals, images, shapes and buttons. With the app, you get to control all the visual elements such colors, font size and other basic options.
This means that while the app does not provide visual studio or other more technical tools to potential developers, it does have the ability to embed data sources from Excel, Azure, REST, RSS and SharePoint.
Microsoft Project Siena screenshots
Furthermore, if you create a Windows 8.1 app using Siena, Microsoft will straightaway publish your app and you can even share it with your friends and others as an installer package.
You can get Microsoft’s Project Siena app from the source link below for both Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
- Microsoft’s ‘Project Siena’ lets anyone create Windows 8.1 apps (theverge.com)
- Microsoft ‘Project Siena’ points to DIY Windows 8 apps (news.cnet.com)