In the past few weeks, a number of major apps have been released in the Windows Store that use Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform so they can work on any Windows 10 device. Not surprisingly, Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft's Developer Evangelism head, stated in a new interview that he believes that trend will continue.
In a chat with ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Guggenheimer said, "It takes a while after you get the platform out there to work with developers to get the momentum going," However, he believes that will continue. He also believes that more developers who embrace the UWP means that there will also be more apps for Windows 10 Mobile devices:
And what about Microsoft's previously announced plans to give app developers on other platforms a way to quickly port them into Windows 10 apps? ZDNet hints that Guggenheimer is not putting a lot of emphasis on those efforts. He did say that a number of developers have used the "Project Westminister" tools to port web sites and apps into Windows 10. However, he added the iOS app bridge efforts are still in its early stages. He would not comment at all on Microsoft's plans for porting Win32 and Android apps for Windows 10. As we have reported in the part, Microsoft's "Project Astoria" Android-to-Windows 10 bridge has been put on hold indefinately.
Guggenheimer said that Microsoft will continue to talk to developers in order to convince them to bring their apps to Windows 10 in 2016:
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