Monday, August 31, 2015

Building Mobile Apps using Project Siena

Project Siena is a Microsoft initiative that enables business users to create mobile apps without any programming skills. Project Siena was released at the end of 2013. The Project Siena team have been adding new features and functionality ever since. It's only downside is that it only allows the creation of applications for the Windows platform. 
  • It lets you drag and drop controls onto the canvas.
  • It lets you manipulate the mobile device features including camera, touch and pen input, and voice annotation etc.
  • It provides the functionality to connect to SharePoint, Bing APIs, REST endpoints and RSS feeds.
You can download “Project Siena” from “”.

I have created a Windows app for my blog. It took me a less than an hour to create this app.


I have added the following 3 “On Select” events to this app.
  1. On select of the blog title, the app will open that blog in the web browser.
  2. On select of the “Amreek Singh”, the app will open my linkedin profile in the web browser.
  3. On select of the logo image, the app will open my blog “” in the web browser.
This is the first time I have done a video tutorial for the blog.

Click here to download the project file.