Microsoft provides examples of free iOS apps for Windows Bridge

Jun

7

2016

Microsoft is on GitHub examples, documentation and sample code available iOS apps to the Windows Universal Platform are transferring. In addition, the Windows Bridge for iOS will be expanded with new functionality.

Microsoft makes two complete XCode projects free on GitHub for full iOS apps that are compatible with Windows Bridge: a todo list and a calculator. Besides publishing company two bite-size samples of code to demonstrate certain functionality, and there are tutorials for using Live Tiles and notifications.

Microsoft has simultaneously announcing new functionality added to the SDK. The company has the complete Core Foundation framework combined with the WinObjC code base, which classes like NSString and NSArray within reach. Apple released the source code of Core Foundation in December free, as well as the Swift programming was made open source.

Finally, Microsoft NSLayoutAnchor and UILayoutGuide added to Auto Layout. This is part of the capabilities of the Bridge to maintain the user interface of iOS apps when switching. Microsoft hereby further away bugs and improve performance.

Windows Bridge for iOS, or WinObjC, is Microsoft’s open source project of an Objective-C development environment for Visual Studio with support for iOS APIs. The idea is that developers with relatively little effort to adjust their iOS apps to run them on Windows 10. Microsoft also had a project to transfer Android apps to the UWP platform, but the end of February this bridge was stop put .

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