Apple will allow iOS apps to run on MacOS starting 2019

Apple announced new updates for both iOS and MacOS today at WWDC. Along with it, the company also announced its plans to allow developers port iOS apps to MacOS. This sounds similar to what Microsoft has been doing with Universal Apps.

It seems that Apple has finally recognized the potential of cross-platform app support. The company also showcased News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home apps which were ported version of iOS. Apple has been testing its new frameworks and noted that cross-platform porting is made possible by integrating elements of iOS’s UIKit frameworks directly into macOS.

The details on the project are still cloudy but Apple has promised to release it to developers sometime in 2019. Right now, the company hasn’t shared much on the project.

Via: The Verge

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