Microsoft’s Project Westminster Allows You To Publish Your Websites As Apps In Windows Store

Project Westminister

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that websites can be turned into a Windows Store app easily. This work was developed under the codename Project “Westminster” inside Microsoft. With this project, you can call native Universal Windows APIs from javascript on your website. Also, you can mix in native code with your website code.

Microsoft has also made improvements to hybrid/packaged web apps.

WebView:

  • New rendering engine
  • AddWebAllowedObject
  • New APIs: clear data, new window handling, permissions handling

Packaged web apps:

  • New rendering engine
  • Easier security using Content Security Policy

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