I have a Windows Phone and an addiction to Trading Cards. After trying several apps to track my habit, I have decided that what I want is simple and not catered for and 'how hard can it be...?'
My Windows phone is a Lumia 800 with Windows 7.8. I found a few MSDN pages on the likes of 'how to make your first app' with simple tutorial and list of instructions. Seems simple so far?
I then installed the SDK, but put found that some menu options in VS2013 were not there and that templates for phone development didn't seem to exist. After a day of screwing around and several gigs of downloading various sdks and versions of sdks, I've some to the conslusion I have to have Windows 8.1 to support VS2013 with the phone dev kits and templates.
No problem, I have a capable PC and my old Windows 7 is having trouble, so it is okay for me to upgrade and I have the software licensing, too.
Wow. Two days later, 3 or 4 GB of downloads and now I am trying to use Windows 8.1. I have not even complete step one of the tutorial, yet.
Is it this hard? Can somebody recommend a one page tutorial that has working links to software that exists, please? I want to create a simple score counter for a game that I play often on Windows Phone 7.8. Mostly for no reason other than I want to try. In time, I will add features and grow it.