iOS to Windows apps

Microsoft plans to expand its efforts to help make porting apps made for Apple's iOS to its own Windows 10 platforms. It released the first version of its Windows Bridge for iOS tools as an open source project in August.

Microsoft offered an update on those tools, which were first revealed earlier this year under the code name "Project Islandwood", in a blog post:

The response we've gotten from the community since August has been simply fantastic. Over 4500 of you starred the repo, and what's more, over 500 created your own fork. More than 200 issues have been filed (and several dozen closed, with many more in various stages of being fixed), and we've received a number of high quality pull requests, many of which we've already accepted.

Microsoft has added a number of new features and improvements to its Windows Bridge for iOS tools since the first public release. It will release more tools in the coming months:

The first tool we're working on is an automatic app analyzer. You'll be able to upload your IPA and our website will analyze it for compatibility with the bridge, delivering your results right in your browser. You'll be able to see exactly how much work you'll have to do to bring your app to Windows, along with suggestions, tips and workarounds for any libraries you're using that the bridge doesn't support yet.

Developers who want to test out the app analyzer can submit their IPA at Microsoft's website.

Source: Microsoft