It’s been on the cards for a while if you think the rumors, but Microsoft has now verified that it will be providing a method for designers of Android and iOS applications to port them across to the new Windows 10.

Making the porting possible and as easy as these things could actually be, Microsoft will be offering two software application development packages that will be customized to either iOS or Android, permitting designers of either system to take their alreadying existing code and port it over. Microsoft will additionally be offering a collection of its own APIs that will imitate those offered by Apple and Google, suggesting those designers will certainly have as few hoops to jump through as feasible when making the jump from iOS or Android to Windows 10. Android developers will be able to utilize Java and C++ code on Windows 10, while iOS developers will certainly manage to use their alreadying existing Objective-C code, according to Microsoft’s Terry Myerson.


Microsoft has already been collaborating with some software program partners to examine the procedure of porting apps across, and the current version of Candy Crush Saga for WIndows Phone was actually ported from the iOS version of the app with minimal tweaking needed.

The verification comes as Microsoft kicked off its BUILD developer conference with a keynote loaded with demonstrations and exhilaration. In reality, there was so significantly taking placing that the keynote took care of to overwhelm by an entire half an hour which asks the inquiry exactly how something ares possible. We’ll place it down to Microsoft basically acquiring a bit as well giddy.


Windows 10 is a big bargain for Microsoft, and makes sure to be a major focus over the coming months. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for additional information as the development procedure trundles along.

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