Microsoft keeps trying to solve the app problem on Windows 10 devices and Project Islandwood is one way to do that, as it allows developers to port their apps from iOS to work on PCs and phones powered by its new operating system.
In posts on the company’s blog, Microsoft highlights the best ways to take advantage of the Windows Bridge for iOS, providing assistance not only to port apps to Windows 10, but also on how to address the typical problems that developers might come across after bringing their apps and games to the platform.
Bringing iOS apps on Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft uses the example of Dong Yoon Park, Senior User Experience Designer at the company and the creator of iOS app Pori Fashion Show, as he decided to bring his app to Windows 10 with Project Islandwood.
Thepublished by the company is aimed at developers and contains mostly geeky language, but it’s still very informative especially for those who might at some point decide to code for Windows 10. The blog goes into detail on everything related to making the app universal and adding full compatibility with Windows 10 Mobile using the ARM compiler.
“The Windows Bridge for iOS is a great way for iOS developers to bring their existing apps to the Windows platform. The iOS bridge lets you reuse your existing code while also gaining the benefits of a larger audience,” Microsoft explains.
Microsoft is very confident that the universal app concept would succeed at some point, with CEO Satya Nadella saying earlier this year in a meeting with the board that it takes time until this happens, while at the same time promising more improvements in this regard.
The Anniversary Update coming in July also puts universal apps at the core of the system, with Microsoft implementing several tweaks and changes to the OS that could make this concept even more appealing to developers.