Recently, we revealed some of the features which Microsoft’s Windows Bridge for Android apps, Project Astoria is missing. Today, we can confirm that Microsoft has started the process for publishing Windows Bridge for Android apps to the Windows Store. Back in August, the company started taking applications for the testing process from developers who are currently testing Project Astoria.
In 14th August, a Microsoft employee stated:
“Is your app ready for the Windows Store? We are working with the Windows Dev Center and Store and we are looking for some partners to help us test the process for publishing Windows Bridge for Android apps. If you are interested please send us an email”
Now, it seems like Microsoft was working on building the process of submitting Project Astoria apps to the Windows Store in mid-August. When a developer asked Microsoft when they will be able to submit their Project Astoria apps to the Windows Store, a Microsoft employee stated:
“We are still building the process, so tough to answer that right now. We are looking for people to email us to help us submit an Windows Bridge for Android app. The process on the current dev center is disable until we have run a few apps through. Once complete we will let you know wehn the store is open to you all.”
Today, the same Microsoft employee revealed that the company is working with a few teams to test the process of publishing Android apps to the Windows Store and they’ll work with more teams “soon”. After that’s done, the company will allow all developers to officially bring their Astoria apps to Windows 10 Mobile:
“We have had quite a few teams ready for the store. We are working with a few right now and will be working with more soon. Then we will open it to everyone in the Developer Preview.”
Unfortunately, we don’t know when the company will allow all developers to bring their Android apps to the Windows Store. However, we suspect it’ll be available soon.
If you’re an Android developer, will you be bringing your Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile? Discuss in the comment section below.