Windows Store App Starter Templates

Yesterday we wrote about Windows Phone app starter kits, which can give you some head start while developing apps for Windows Phone. Today, we will highlight similar starter templates available for Windows Store apps. These starter templates are available in the form of Visual Studio project (C# and JS) on CodePlex and are meant to be used as design reference for your app.

As of writing this post, there are 72 different Windows Store App Starter Templates available. You can view all these Windows Store templates on CodePlex. You can learn more (and view snapshot) about some of them below:

1. Cook Book Windows 8 Template

The Cookbook template is an emulation of a Cook book app with placeholders for Group, Category, and Detail data. Making use of this template you can create any Cookbook app. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

cookbook-windows-template

Also see: Food and Dining Template, Food App Template, Food Light Template, Recipe App Template

2. E-Commerce Electronics Windows 8 Template

E-Commerce Electronic template will help if you want to build an app which has the following ingredients: Category Display, Group Category Display, Category Detail Display, Detail Display. Making use of this template you can create any E-commerce app. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

ecommerce-windows-template

Also see: Shopping TemplateE-Commerce Fashion Template, Product Template, E-Commerce Jewellery Template

3. Notes App Windows 8 Template

The Notes Template is an emulation of a Daily Notes app with placeholders for Calendar, Overdue and Task. You can leverage this template even if you are not building a Notes app, but the implementation scenario is close to the template. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

notes-windows-template

Also see: Planning Diary Windows 8 Template

4. Health Management Windows 8 Template

Health Management template is an emulation of a personal health manager with placeholders for Profile, Reports and Patient details. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

health-management-windows-template

5. Travel App Windows 8 Template

This Travel Dark Background template is an emulation of a travel app with placeholders for Vacation destination, group destination and destination detail data. Add to favorite features are left out of the template intentionally as they are better dealt during actual implementation. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

travel-windows-template

Also see: Travel and Tourism Windows 8 Template, Travel Picture Windows 8 Template

6. Restaurant App Windows 8 Template

Restaurant template is an emulation of a Restaurant app with placeholders for Restaurant category, Restaurant Details. Booking Table and eventual payment features are left out of the template intentionally as they are better dealt during actual implementation. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

resturant-windows-template

7. Health & Fitness Windows 8 Template

Health & Fitness template will help if you want to build an app which has the following ingredients: Category Display, Group Category Display, Detail Display. Making use of this template you can create any fitness app. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

health-fitness-windows-template

Also see: Fitness App Template

8. Education App Windows 8 Template

The Education template is an emulation of an Education app with placeholders for Courses, Latest updates in the University. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

education-windows-template

Also see: Education Guide Template, Tutor Advanced Template

9. Invitation App Windows 8 Template

The Invitation template is an emulation of an invitation app with placeholders for event category, catalogue, details and review share data. You can also share the created invitation through share source. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

invitation-windows-template

10. Basic Game Windows 8 Template

Basic Game template will help if you want to build an app which has the following ingredients: Game Category Display, Game Catalogue Display, Game Page. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

game-windows-template

Also see: Drawing App Template

11. News and Weather Windows 8 Template

News and Weather template is an emulation of a News app with placeholders for Grouped Items, Weather, and Detail data. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

news-weather-windows-template

Also see: News App Template, News Variable Tile Template, Forum App Template, Magazine Template

12. Finance App Windows 8 Template

The finance template is an emulation of a Finance app with placeholders for Chart and Market Indies data. Making use of this template you can create any Market Watch app. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

finance-windows-template

13. Music App Windows 8 Template

The Music Template is an emulation of a Music app with placeholders for Category, Playlist, and Player data. Making use of this template we can create any Music app. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

music-windows-template

Also see: Music and video Windows 8 Template

14. Bank App Windows 8 Template

Bank template will help if you want to build an app which has the following ingredients: Bank account details, Transaction details, Customer Services. Refer to the snapshots below to get a glimpse of the templates look and feel.

bank-windows-template

More Templates

Don’t forget to View all Windows Store App Starter Templates available on CodePlex.

Kanishk Kunal

Kanishk is a Software Engineer turned Online Entrepreneur who has created many successful apps and websites. He devotes most of his time punching his keyboard and swiping his smartphone. Follow him on Twitter @kanishkkunal

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