Microsoft announced that the iOS version of its Windows Bridge has entered first public preview. Four months into it, the company has now released Windows Bridge for iOS (previously known as Project Islandwood) as an open source project. The company had said that, within the first 24 hours of the availability of Windows 10, approximately 14 million users had already upgraded to the new OS.
Microsoft stresses that this is still very much a work-in-progress and some of the promised features are now available yet or are still very buggy.
For more information on the new Windows Bridge tools jump over to the Windows Developer website for details.
Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, told us that the software release could add another, potentially lucrative, audience for Android titles. The fact doesn’t have many users means that developers aren’t building apps for the platform.
Which iOS or Android apps would you most like to see arrive as Universal Windows 10 apps? With Windows Bridge, iOS developers can begin testing the software that will let them convert iOS apps built for x86 and x64 processor architectures to a format that will run on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
Using the bridge, developers will be able to port their iOS apps to both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Microsoft has reported how the new app exceeded its own expectations in terms of popularity, although it’s not surprising that it is a hit with students and businesses. The changes have improved Angle’s performance and compatibility with DX feature level 9.3, according to Gallo. Scheduled for the next year, “Project Centennial” gives developers an easier way to port current Win32 apps to Windows Store equivalents.
To control the behavior, click on the profile icon in the top right corner after opening the store, select settings from the context menu and there Off under “update apps automatically”.