I’ve a good news for #wpdev. I will release Univerlight, a tool to convert your silverlight project to WinRT in the following days..for free
— Rudy Huyn (@RudyHuyn) May 1, 2015
Popular Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn has posted on twitter that he will soon be releasing a tool for developers which will make it easy for them to convert their old Silverlight Windows Phone apps to WinRT, turning them into Universal apps.
In some cases the conversion will be 100%, without any need for tweaking the code, but in other cases some minor debugging may be required.
Rudy notes that his tool Univerlight, was able to convert 6tin 100% into a Universal app, while 6Snap was 92% converted, needing some tweaking to bring it to 100%.
The tool will be released for free some time in the next week, and should make it a lot easier for Windows Phone developers to get on the Universal Apps bandwagon and release their apps for the desktop and even Xbox.