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This article was published on April 29, 2015

Developers can convert their iOS apps to Windows 10 apps

Developers can convert their iOS apps to Windows 10 apps
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

A big piece of news out of Microsoft BUILD today: developers can convert their apps written in Objective C for iOS devices into Windows 10 applications.

A tool that Microsoft plans to release will allow developers to directly convert their Objective C code built for iOS devices to work on Windows 10 devices with “very few” modifications.

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, said at BUILD that it works with “all the weirdness of Objective C.”

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The company said that King, the developer of Candy Crush, is already using this technique to bring its iOS apps directly to Windows 10.

These new tools are planned to appeal to as many developers as possible, no matter what language they’re familiar with. Microsoft also plans to release a tool that allows developers to port Android apps as well.

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