web application template app example? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to create a WAT application for windows phone 8.1. (see https://wat-docs.azurewebsites.net/)
    The web site that is used as content for the WAT app uses features like "search near current location" and image uploads.

    These features do not work inside a webview, which is used in a WAT project.
    (Btw. they work, when the website is shown in the mobile browser).

    A possible solution should be to natively add these features (?)
    Maybe there is another solution too?

    Unfortunately I was not able to find any code example that show, how to natively add features.
    There are code samples for all windows and windows phone features but it seems there are no examples for WAT apps.

    The documentation on the WAT website is very limited (https://wat-docs.azurewebsites.net/GetStarted) and does not show how to add native features, for example how to hide some controls of the webpage (like "search near current location" button) and add this feature in a native way.

    The discussions page of the WAT project (http://wat.codeplex.com/discussions) contains some posting but with no answers to questions.

    Is the WAT project still supported by MS?
    Does anybody know where to find working examples that use features like "find near current location" or image uploads?

    best regards,

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:07 AM


  • Hi Hannes,

    >Is the WAT project still supported by MS?

    Per my understanding, WAT is a third-party software and it is out of our support range. MS provides WinJS to build windows phone app with HTML and Javascript. You can refer to the following link to check if it provides the features you are looking for. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br229565.aspx. If you need more native features, I would recommend you refer to UserVoice to post your requirement.

    Thank you for your understanding.


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    Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:30 AM