Microsoft’s Project Astoria – A Great Way to Port Android Apps and Games to Windows 10

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Since last few months, reports of Android apps on Windows have been floating around, and it seems Microsoft is delivering on those rumors. Microsoft recently unfolded the details of the “Project Astoria” that lets you build great Windows apps, while reusing your Android app code and tools. Also referred as Project A, the Project Astoria will be available after the release Windows 10 RTM to offer Universal Windows Platform Bridge toolkit that will facilitate developers to create Windows 10 apps for phones by reusing developers’ Android code. An android app developer can easily port popular Android apps and games over to Windows 10 for phones, that too in a very less time. Furthermore, it hardly requires one line of code to port an Android app over to Windows 10 for phones.

 

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What is “Project Astoria”?

After the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft announced to release “Project Astoria”, a Universal Windows Platform Bridge toolkit that enables you to build Windows apps for phones by reusing Android code. Microsoft’s Project Astoria can be used to:

  • Create Windows apps for phones with minor code changes
  • Use a Microsoft interoperability library to integrate Microsoft services into your app with very little effort
  • Test and debug your app from your preferred IDE
  • Publish your app and get paid through the Windows Store

Microsoft’s Project Astoria is for porting popular Android apps and games over Windows 10 for phones. It will allow android apps to function on windows. Windows mobile will include an Android runtime layer that will let them run existing Android apps (both Java and C++) unmodified. Astoria will work with any old APK, without requiring any extra efforts from developers, but directly publish the app in the store. Moreover, it will also provide some integration points with Windows so that Android apps, with little modifications, support features such as Cortana.

 

To know how you can leverage “Project Astoria” to build Windows apps for phones, feel free to contact Mobile App Developers at Concept Infoway at https://www.conceptinfoway.net/contact-us/

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