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Microsoft launches tools that make it easy to port iOS apps to Windows 10

At its Build 2015 developer conference, held today, Microsoft announced new tools that will make it easier to port iOS (and Android) apps to Windows 10. Well, she knows her Achilles' heel

In the case of iOS apps, developers will be able to take advantage of much of the original code in Objective-C (that is, Swift does not enter the cake at least for now) using the new tools and adapting them to run natively on the Microsoft operating system. On Android, the languages ‚Äč‚Äčare Java and C ++.

According to the Redmond giant, the package will include several APIs to simulate / reproduce specific functions of each platform, but there must be certain limits on this, since several of them are closed / proprietary.

curious how the roles were reversed: for years, Apple used the change in the architecture of Macs (PowerPC to Intel) to promote the ‚Äúnovelty‚ÄĚ that users could run Windows alongside OS X. The current scenario in the mobile world is not much different, only that with Microsoft well behind both Apple and Google.

Certainly many developers nowadays stop working on apps for Windows Phone because of the extra work and investment that must be done to keep a code updated on multiple platforms. If the new SDKs (software development kits) from Microsoft really make it all easier, great for everyone.

(via The Verge)