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    microsoft This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    Paul Thurrott may have caused a bit of a ruckus in the community late last night by claiming that Microsoft will be bringing native support for Android apps in Windows 10.
    However, we got the next best thing to that claim.
    Redmond revealed its plan to bring Android and iOS apps to Windows 10 during a BUILD 2015 keynote, and the idea is fairly simple — to provide developers with software development kits to port their existing apps and games directly to the Windows universal format.
    The company even showed an example of an iOS app running on Windows 10:

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    Taking to The Verge, Terry Myerson shared his thoughts on this new concept, saying:

    “We want to enable developers to leverage their current code and current skills to start building those Windows applications in the Store.”
    In terms of SDKs, the software titan will provide Java and C++ support for Android and Objective C for iOS, as well as .NET and good old Win32 for developers to port their apps and bring them to modern Windows with minimal work.
    Microsoft will also create replacement APIs that apps can leverage if they rely on existing APIs from say, Google, Apple or other sources.
    The idea may be simple, as mentioned above, but what remains to be seen is whether this is enough to convince developers to create and port their existing solutions to Windows.
    And then there’s also the consideration of a performance hit, if any.
    This could be revolutionary if handled correctly, and with the tools ready and released, we don’t have to wait long to find out whether it is.
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    Default Re: This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    Clever.

    If this pans out, what MS are actually doing is enusring their App Store doesn't seem bare compared to apples or googles.

    They want app devs to give them apps and not shy away like they did with windows rt.


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    Default Re: This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    get yourself visual studio 2015 ctp

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    Default Re: This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Undertaker View Post
    get yourself visual studio 2015 ctp


    Was looking for that but can only get the preview or fakes :-(

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    Default Re: This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    its only at preview stage anyway atm,

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    Default Re: This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    Yeah still 2015 Preview at the mo, but there are loads of software out there which is meant to offer multi phone platform development. So I guess they have bought one of these up are amalgamated/rebranded it ;-)

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    Default Re: This Is How Microsoft Plans To Bring iOS, Android Apps To Windows 10

    The idea seems simple genius.

    However my gut suspicion is that initially loads of non optimised code will be imported causing all sorts of stability and performance issues which could tarnish the whole idea. Sad thing is MS will take the flack when it will probably just be the fault of lazy coders.


    Wow, normally I prefer posting to slate MS. Something weird just happened there.

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