Saturday February 27, 2016

Microsoft’s Plan To Port Android Apps To Windows Is Dead

Project Astoria’s demise was rumored months ago, and now it is official. Microsoft has decided that it is no longer necessary due to other options for developers to make cross-platform apps.

This announcement comes just one day after Microsoft agreed to acquire Xamarin, a startup that lets developers write apps in a single programming language and then customize the software for any major smartphone platform. Instead of waiting for more progress on Astoria, Microsoft says developers should now look into using its open-source iOS migration tool, internally called Project Islandwood, or turn to Xamarin's products for making cross-platform apps.