Web App Template
Web App Template is a tool that uses your Web App as the core for a full featured Store App for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. The Web App Template (WAT) is implemented as a Visual Studio template that you install through our one click installer. You can then start a new project type of “Web App Template”. Plug your Web App values into the config file, and hit F5 to see it run.
At runtime, the WAT project will then take your Web App and config data (meta data), and build the Windows Store App:
WAT provides the key features most Web Apps will need to perform as a store app such as back buttons, navigation, Offline support, charm integration and much more.
The Web App Template allows you to use your web development skills and you’re touch friendly, responsive Web Apps to create high quality Windows Apps. Download the installer and get started today.
git clone https://git01.codeplex.com/wat
In order to install the Web App Template you need to have Visual Studio 2013(Windows Store Express, Pro or Ultimate)
or later and a machine or VM running windows 8.1. The Windows Phone 8 template requires that you have the Windows Phone SDK
or Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone
Then, download the installer for the appropriate project type and double click to install. Then choose “new project” from the file menu and select “web app template” from the file types. Note
for the Windows Phone tool, an installer is not yet available, so you can instead us the development project as a base project.
- Install the template. Note There is not yet an installer available for Windows Phone 8, so use the development project as a base project.
- Open the “config.json” file in the config folder, and enter data about your Web App
- Hit F5 and see you app in Action
- Update your app images and app details in the app manifest
- Submit to the store and reach new users
There are many ways to contribute to Web App Template.
Discuss implementation and feature requests in the forums
and help us verify fixes as they are checked in.
Explore the source code branches
A full documentation can be found at http://wat-docs.azurewebsites.net/