Project Islandwood Apps iOS Game to Windows 10
“How easy is to port an iOS game to Windows 10”
Microsoft plans to make developers’ lives much easier if they want to bring their successful applications and games to Windows 10 Mobile or Windows 10.
Officially unveiled last year under the code name Project Astoria, one of the programs that promised to allow Android developers to port their apps to Windows Phone much easier has been recently put on hold indefinitely.
However, the other program aimed at iOS developers seems to be shaping up to be a powerful tool that will eventually improve the number of Windows Phone applications in the Windows Store.
Microsoft is still working on Project Islandwood, even though the last time details about the program emerged online claimed it’s still in its infancy.
Fast forward several weeks and it looks like Project Islandwood is very functional and makes it very easy for iOS developers to port their apps to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
“Project Islandwood is fully functional and can be improved further”
It took David Burela less than 5 minutes to port an iPhone game to Windows. Even though the game is very simple even for a mobile title, the point is Project Islandwood is functional and can be improved to offer even better tools to developers.
Microsoft has been trying for years to convince developers to bring their apps to Windows Phone, but lately has given up and decided to find another solution to the lack of apps problems.
One of them has probably been inspired by BlackBerry, as the Canadian company now provides BB10 users with access to Android apps and games.
Project Astoria and Islandwood are meant to enable Android and iOS developers to effortlessly port their apps to Windows Phone without having to spend any resources except a little bit of time.
One of the programs seems to be close to success, but let’s hope Android devs will get their own porting tool as well.