Microsoft is Open Sourcing Windows Bridge for iOS

Microsoft is Open Sourcing Windows Bridge for iOS

While the Windows 10 launch has come and gone, there is still much to be desired. For one thing, we’re still waiting for the various bridges that Microsoft announced, such as the Windows Bridge for iOS, also known as Project Islandwood.

While Project Islandwood won’t be officially available until the Fall, Microsoft is throwing the code up on Github.

In a related article, Microsoft made it clear that this is not about porting iOS apps. They are not running in an emulator. Visual Studio 2015 will compile Objective-C code into native universal apps.

Microsoft also shed some light on the progress of the other bridges. Project Westminster, or the Windows Bridge for web apps, is already available in Visual Studio 2015.

Project Astoria, or the Windows Bridge for Android, is currently in an invitation only preview. As with the Windows Bridge for iOS, it will be available this Fall.

Finally, Project Centennial, or the Windows Bridge for Classic Apps. This is the one that allows developers to port .NET and Win32 apps into universal apps. The Windows Bridge for Classic Apps will be available for public testing next year.

Source: Windows Blog

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