Microsoft has recently updated its official documentation for the Windows 10 Mobile app development process, and it offers new details on how to get started building an app.
The documentation for Windows apps, which has been around since November 2016, notes that the process of creating an app requires the developer to create a new user account and sign in to GitHub.
Once a developer has that set up, they can build their app, which in turn requires the app to be hosted on GitHub.
The document also notes that Microsoft will not provide support for apps that do not meet the Microsoft Developer Program guidelines, and the document also states that “developers should not attempt to build a new app on Windows 10 and should not use any Microsoft tools or services without signing in to the Microsoft developer portal.”
The document notes that a new developer can create an app by visiting their Developer Hub, clicking on the “New App” button, and entering their GitHub username and password.
Once that is done, the developer can “generate an app name, description, and app icon” and “create an app profile.”
The process is identical for Windows 8.1 apps.
Microsoft has said that developers should also follow the same process for Windows Phone 8.0 apps.
If you’re still not sure whether or not to use the new Windows 10 developer portal, you can check out the guide to how to create an account on GitHub here.