View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Networks
August 7, 2015

Microsoft bridges iOS and Android app gap

Windows Bridge for iOS will make the process easier for developers to bring their apps to Windows.

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft has released Windows Bridge for iOS, previously known as ‘Project Islandwood’, which will allow developers to use their existing codes used for developing iOS apps to create apps for Windows phones.

The Windows Bridge for Android, or ‘Project Astoria’, is also available to a selected few as a technical preview.

With the new "bridging" technologies, developers will be able to reuse their Java and C++ code from an Android, and iOS phone app to create apps for Windows 10, and reuse their Objective-C apps for iOS using new tools in Visual Studio.

Developers can find the code for the Windows Bridge for iOS as an open-source project under the MIT license on GitHub.

The software maker said that the final release will happen this autumn and has asked developers for feedback, and participation on the code.

However, Microsoft acknowledged the fact that the technology is new and a work-in-progress, which means they are buggy and still in an early state.

The company said that it is also improving the almost native graphics layer engine (ANGLE), an open source project that will allow Windows developers to run OpenGL ES 2.0 content by translating OpenGL ES 2.0 content.

Content from our partners
How to engage in SAP monitoring effectively in an era of volatility
How to turn the evidence hackers leave behind against them
Why food manufacturers must pursue greater visibility and agility

The changes made to ANGLE will improve its performance and compatibility with DX feature level 9.3. and it will be accepted by Google.

Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU