Platform for porting Android and iOS apps on Windows
They are called Project Astoria and Project Islandwood and constitute two new development environment from Microsoft that is designed for easy and quick porting Android and iOS apps on Windows 10. Both platforms created with the idea to significantly raise the quality and quantity of apps in the Windows Store, so as to bridge the gap that separates Windows from its competitors.
Now that we know that Windows 10 will not include an emulator for running Android apps (as previously assumed), we can breathe a sigh of relief and begin to hope that the new strategy will bear fruit.
Yes, hope… because at the moment it is difficult to say whether these new tools the development of the Windows ecosystem, especially when you consider that some time ago BlackBerry announced a similar strategy, but has not achieved any positive results.
Of course, Microsoft is not BlackBerry, and tools that submitted the software giant, are very powerful, effective and easy to use, at least on paper. However, the force with which OS from Google and Apple attract developers (and users) and especially the extremely low share of Microsoft in the mobile market give every reason to believe that Project Astoria and Project Islandwood will be able to help Microsoft.