Project Astoria

Project Astoria: Bring your existing Apps to Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a set of software development kits (SDKs) to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10.

Announcing Project Astoria, Microsoft welcomed all developers to the Universal Windows Platform by announcing four new software development toolkits that will make it easy to bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, iOS and Android to the Windows Store with minimal code modifications.

This will enable developers to start with an existing code base such as Android or iOS, integrate with the Universal Windows Platform capabilities, and then distribute their new application through the Windows Store.

To show Android developers how the porting process works, Microsoft created a video using the Timber dating app as an example to show developers how to get their app running on Windows 10.

Terry Myerson, Microsoft said,

“We want to enable developers to leverage their current code and current skills to start building those Windows applications in the Store, and to be able to extend those applications. Initially it will be analogous to what Amazon offers. If they’re using some Google APIs we have created Microsoft replacements for those APIs.”

Android developers who follow the process laid out by Microsoft, will be able to deliver Android apps to Windows 10 with the same quality that Windows users expect from the apps they install on their phones.

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