View Full Version : Android and iOS App Porting Will Not Be Available At Windows 10 Launch

May 2nd, 2015, 21:13
Arguably the biggest news out of Microsoft's Build 2015 conference was that developers will be able to bring Web apps, Windows desktop apps (Win32) (http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/29/microsoft-details-four-new-app-types-for-the-windows-store-web-desktop-android-and-ios/), as well as Android and iOS mobile apps to the Windows Store (http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/15/04/29/1915246/windows-10-can-run-reworked-android-and-ios-apps). Yet each of these work differently, and there are a lot of nuances, so we talked to Todd Brix, general manager of Windows apps and store, to get some more detail. First and foremost, upon Windows 10's launch, developers will only be able to bring Web apps to the Windows Store. The Win32, Android, and iOS app toolkits will not be ready in time (http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about-porting-android-and-ios-apps-to-windows-10/). That said, with Microsoft's Windows as a service (http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/30/microsoft-details-windows-10-as-a-service/) strategy, they will arrive as part of later updates