AppDev Training Videos is a free app for Windows 8 that will help you to learn apps development for Windows 8, Windows phone, Android, and Apple iOS. This app consist of video tutorials which are categorized under their respective OS. You can watch these videos for free. However you need to install/buy the required development tools for purpose of developing the apps.
The video tutorials start from the very beginning, teaching the basics and then advances to the higher levels. There are total of 200 video tutorials approx., within the app. This app is best suited for amateurs those who are seeking help for learning apps developments. But even the skillful experienced developers can also learn some tips and tricks through the videos and revise their basics of app development.
The AppDev Training Videos App is present under the Education Category in Windows Store.
Learn apps development using this free Windows 8 app:
The app’s interface is pretty basic. Navigation between screen is fine. You need to have a little bit of programming knowledge to fully understand and make out something fruitful out of the tutorials. As mentioned before the app consist of tutorials on app development, so it does what it advertises. All the video tutorials are bought up by some recognized developers, and they cover almost all the aspects of apps development. The tutorials are categorized under four categories, which are: Windows 8, Windows Phone, Android, and Apple iOS. You can find all these categories in the home screen of the app.
Simply click on the desired category from here, and you’ll get navigated to that category’s screen, which contains all the tutorials listed on the left side of screen and a video player on rest of the screen. You can scroll down through this list to see latter video tutorials. There are few video playing buttons, which are play, pause, volume, and changing to full screen view. There are no next and previous buttons. Though viewing videos in full screen makes learning a good experience. The details inside each video is commendable, and the steps are very well explained. Before getting into the detailed tutorials, there are instructions which the users are expected to follow, and are explained at the very beginning.
But there’s few flaws in the app, some are: the videos don’t play when you pin them to either side of screen. So, if you want to write or test codes along with watching tutorial at the same time, then you can’t do that, you can’t pin the tutorials to start screen, and there’s no option to make a search.
Key Features of the app:
- Freely available.
- Helps to learn apps development for Windows 8, Windows phone, Android, and iOS.
- Good set of video tutorials to learn apps development.
- Watch videos tutorials in Full Screen View.
- Play and pause option for videos.
- Jump to any part of the tutorial which you missed or want to watch again.
- Simple and easy to use UI.
AppDev Training Videos is a good Windows 8 app to learn apps development. It covers tutorials not only just for one OS but three most used OS of present time. Though it lacks some essential features (as mentioned above), still it’s a good to have app as the video tutorials are very well explained, and you are getting all of these without paying anything.