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Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

Windows 10 will run reworked mobile apps

Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

 

Yesterday Microsoft kicked off its 'Build 2015' Conference dedicated to their popular System OS, Windows, with an interesting Keynote. Alongside some regular announcements, the presenter made a peculiar statement. Microsoft is planning on bringing iOS and Android apps directly into Windows 10. And we're not talking emulation, we're talking about fully integrated functionality here.

 

Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

 

The plan is as follows: Microsoft will provide a software devkit to developers, which will consist of C++ and Java for Android and Objective-C for iOS apps. Developers can use this software suite to import their existing applications and mobile games to make them Windows universal apps. Just like that. Obviously there's more to it than just clicking a button branded 'import', waiting a couple of minutes and having a Windows compatible app, but Microsoft is planning on developing replacement APIs for apps that rely on existing APIs from Google, Apple or other sources.

 

Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

 

Alongside mobile apps, Microsoft is also looking into enabling websites and Windows desktop apps to migrate into Universal apps. For example, websites may run inside Windows universal apps, enabling the possibilities for using in-app purchases and push notifications.

It's clear that Microsoft is trying to make Windows 10 as accessible as possible. What do you think? Is this a smart move from Microsoft? Let us know.

 

Join the discussion on the Build 2015 Conference by Microsoft on the OC3D Forums.

 
 
 

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Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 30 April 2015
 
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30-04-2015, 06:17:10

King of Old Old School
Oh god, IMO we don't need mobile apps for a Desktop OSQuote

30-04-2015, 06:21:58

Thelosouvlakia
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Oh god, IMO we don't need mobile apps for a Desktop OS
You forget that there's is windows 10 mobile ;-)Quote

30-04-2015, 06:22:18

Feronix
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Oh god, IMO we don't need mobile apps for a Desktop OS
But it is still a very solid move from Microsoft. Keep in mind Windows 10 and its phone version will basically be the same, meaning that you can use both mobile, and desktop apps on pretty much any device that runs Windows (also laptops, tablets and convertibles).

And then it also runs Android and iOS apps and suddenly everything works cross-platform while Google and Apple are still busy locking everyone out, Microsoft took the plunge to take everyone else into their own ecosystem and I definitely applaud that.Quote

30-04-2015, 06:40:19

Kushiro
I for one actually wouldnt mind apps on Windows. Would be nice to have a large selection though.Quote

30-04-2015, 06:51:47

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
You forget that there's is windows 10 mobile ;-)
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Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
But it is still a very solid move from Microsoft. Keep in mind Windows 10 and its phone version will basically be the same, meaning that you can use both mobile, and desktop apps on pretty much any device that runs Windows (also laptops, tablets and convertibles).

And then it also runs Android and iOS apps and suddenly everything works cross-platform while Google and Apple are still busy locking everyone out, Microsoft took the plunge to take everyone else into their own ecosystem and I definitely applaud that.
Keep it only on mobile or at least allow the people who don't want it to turn it outQuote
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