Today at its Developer Conference, Microsoft announced that now developers will be able to bring the Android and iOS apps to Windows 10. According to Microsoft, now developers will have the ability to rework and use nearly all Java and C++ codes to create apps for Windows from Android phone apps. Talking about the iOS apps, now devs can recycle the Objective-C codes to make Windows 10 apps using the Visual Studio tools.
With this step, Microsoft has gone one step ahead of its plans to develop a software to convert the Android apps to Windows 10 apps. Now developers will be able to port the games and apps directly to Windows Universal apps. Devs can take the advantage of the pre-developed codes and make something new.
The actual complicated process of developing a Windows 10 app from the scratch will be replaced by the new tools by Microsoft.
Microsoft has been testing these new tools for iOS and Android apps porting with big developers like King – maker of the Candy Crush Saga. The software company expects to bring more mainstream games and apps to the Windows 10 ecosystem before launching its new operating system Windows 10.
Apart from the iOS and Android app, the software giant is working hard to bringing the websites and Windows desktop apps to Windows universal apps. This will allow website owners like us to create our own web apps without much hassle with in-built push notifications.
Android and iOS has been challenging the Windows ecosystem and the large pool of popular apps on them is one of the key factors.
Now developers will be able to feature their app on the store and they could be installed from right there. TechCrunch writes that during the conference, Microsoft showed how this system would work with Adobe Photoshop.
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