Microsoft announces Project Astoria – allowing developers to port their Android apps to Windows Phone


Yesterday at Build 2015, Microsoft announced that developers will soon be able to use their Android app’s code to make Windows apps for Phones. Meet Project Astoria – a new toolkit that allow developers to develop Windows apps for phones using their existing Android code. Here’s what the toolkit will allow developers to do:

  • Build Windows apps for phones with few 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 states that Project Astoria is under-development, but the company wants developers to test it and give feedback to improve it over the coming months. If you’re an app developer, you can sign-up for Project Astoria today – so head over to this link to find out more information on Astoria.

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