Microsoft Brings iOS and Android Apps to Windows 10

Microsoft Brings iOS and Android Apps to Windows 10

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Microsoft has announced new SDKs that allow developers to easily bring iOS and Android apps to Windows 10.

Today, we announced four new SDKs, enabling developers to start with an existing code base, integrate with the Universal Windows Platform capabilities, and then distribute their new application through the Windows Store to the one billion Windows 10 devices.

The code bases enabled by these SDKs are:
● Web sites
● .NET and Win32
● Android Java/C++
● iOS Objective C

The company announced that Adobe plans to bring its Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements apps to the Windows Store, using the SDK for Win32 applications and that King has already used the Objective C SDK to bring Candy Crush Saga to Windows Phone.

If bringing iOS apps to Windows Phone is really as easy as Microsoft suggests, it could be a big help to its platform which has struggled to gain developer support.

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Microsoft Brings iOS and Android Apps to Windows 10

wjs700 - May 2, 2015 at 3:54am
Ohh, windows 10 is full of surprises, isn't it?
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - April 30, 2015 at 4:09am
Microsoft is desperate and scrambling. If they didn't have so much money it would be sad.
Ren - April 30, 2015 at 3:11pm
Just like apple watch
Nat - April 30, 2015 at 4:15pm
More like your mind control desperate for excuse!
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - May 1, 2015 at 4:08am
I don't think anyone can say Apple is "desperate" or "scrambling" since they're the biggest company in history. Coming up with a new product is innovative, as they've been with the Mac, iPhone and iPad. We wouldn't have Microsoft Windows without the Mac, just like you wouldn't have your Android phone or tablet if it wasn't for Apple. There's something about buying a quality product vs buying a cheap knockoff - maybe you've never experienced that feeling. Windows 8 was a radical effort to be different from Apple and they failed miserably. Now they're caving in almost completely. I won't be buying the Apple Watch until it becomes more mature, but I certainly don't look forward to Microsoft's new efforts. In the meantime, enjoy your tech - originally invented by, and stolen from, Apple.
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