Microsoft invites Android and iOS apps to join Windows 10

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Microsoft invites Android and iOS apps to join Windows 10
Android apps into the Windows Store :  Photo Credit -Engadget

Microsoft’s Terry Myerson has inveterate live at the Dimensions what many of
us uniformly presume tech wise —  According to close source, the company’s going to make it easier for developers to bring android apps into the Windows Store.
For this innovation to be realistic and achievable, Myers said, Windows
phones “will include an Android subsystem” meant to play nice with
the Java and C++ code. Developers have already crafted to run on a rival’s
operating system. 

Turns out, that is not the only device.-friendly revolution we’re seeing
today: iOS developers can compile their Objective C code right from Microsoft’s
Visual Studio, and turn it into a full-fledged Windows 10 app. This, frankly,
is huge. With one announcement, drawn out of the course of a few minutes,
Microsoft may have just changed its mobile trajectory completely.

Haven’t been keeping tabs on the matter? Well, today’s news (particularly
the iOS bit) came like a bolt from the blue this afternoon, but the situation
that probably predicated it has been brewing for a while now. Microsoft’s
Windows Phone platform — while distinctly charming in ways its rivals aren’t
— has never been the place to go if you’re looking for the newest, buzziest
apps.

Even Windows software upheld by social goliaths like Twitter don’t get the
same attention as their iOS and Android counterparts; Vine’s video-sharing app
for Windows Phone got its first update in over a year just a few weeks
back. By throwing its arms open to iOS and Android developers, it’s possible
that Microsoft just solved that problem. And of course, since Windows 10 is
built around the concept of Universal Apps, we’ll start to see all that
converted software running on a slew of differently sized devices down the
road.

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One of the substantial queries surrounding this change in thinking is, well:
What are these apps going to look like? Sure, King may have ported a
version of Candy Crush Saga to Windows 10 without breaking much of a
sweat, but plenty of iOS and Android apps rely on a set of specific UI
flourishes, interactions and design elements that don’t always jibe with
Windows 10’s aesthetic. We’ll soon see how this whole thing shakes out, but one
thing seems clear for now: Microsoft’s still doing whatever it takes to court
developers and this time it could really pay off.

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