Microsoft Welcomes WordPress Content in Windows App Studio Update
A new update focuses on helping budding developers import WordPress content, add visual polish to their apps and generate ad revenue.Microsoft recently revamped its Windows App Studio Beta, formerly Windows Phone App Studio, adding new ways for burgeoning developers to control the look and feel of their apps. Windows App Studio is a template-driven, drag-and-drop software development tool that enables both amateur and seasoned coders to quickly publish Windows applications. Users can also export Windows App Studio projects to Visual Studio for further development. For makers of content-driven apps, this month's update enables their WordPress sites to pull double duty. "We introduced a new WordPress data source that lets you connect your app to your WordPress blog," stated a blog post from Windows Apps team. "It pulls in content and displays it beautifully in your app so you can free your blog from the Web and get it in front of 110+ million Windows 10 users by publishing it to the [Windows] Store."
WordPress is the leading blogging and content management system (CMS), used by nearly a quarter of all Websites, according to the Web analytics specialists at w3techs. The recent WordPress 4.4 release features expanded oEmbed support, responsive image handling and new extensibility benefits courtesy of new API infrastructure code.