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Bring Windows 10 Universal Apps to Android and iOS

Create something like what Xamarin is doing in order to help developers to code once and run EVERYWHERE (Wndows 10, windows 10 mobile, android and ios).

If Microsoft could not buy Xamarin, at least do what they are doing by your own. Make something that enable us to archive real NATIVE cross platform development. It could dramatically increase the numbers of developers using .net to create mobile applications as well as increasing the number of apps created to wp too, since app could be compiled to ios, android AND WINDOWS PHONE. Hibrid apps like apache Cordova has a lot of potential but right now it is limited to offer a bad user experience when compared to the native apps you could build native with native objective-c on iOS, java on Android or C# (on Xamarin.Forms o WP and Windows 8). Porting .net to others platforms is good, but go further MS, create something that help us to "code once and run everywhere. And by EVERYWHERE I mean, not just windows, I mean: Native apps on Android, iOS, Windows PC, Windows Mobile, Xbox, HoloLens and to on. Bring us a tool that enable us to make Visual Studio Universal Apps REALLY UNIVERSAL (running as well on android and iOS).

We want a Framework that enable us to build NATIVE.
By the way Xamarin Starter edition has a very limited package size so is almost impossible to create even small apps with an organised architecture (multi layers) and its licences fees is very expensive too.
Hey M$ look to the opportunity a tool like Xamarin could bring to the windows ecosystem. It could help you to resolve the app gap Windows Phone suffers so far. With a tool that can help developers to build native applications to windows as well as to android and iOS could bring the apple and android developers interest to use it and since it will be able to compile to windows phone then they will not have why to do not do so. It will also bring mobile developers form other platforms (android and iOS) to Visual Studio and .NET.

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  • Mark Silvester commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great post! I am a constant visitor to your website and reading blogs is my hobby. But today I felt inspired as the blog has pointed out some amazingly valid points. This information will surely help me in my work. Thank you guys, also I am looking forward to reading more stuff like this.


  • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Uno should be officially backed. Xamarin.Forms doesn't solve the problem a single look across devices but does solve mark up type safety. HTML has loads of issues and only solves the single look issue but is horrid in all other areas. Uno solves both issues and only lacks a cross platform editor which is a small price to pay.

  • ALG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the update. Glad to see they have a strong interest in this domain. He is right though, many ways to go about it. I feel that innovation need to be a core factor in creating/producing new features like this. Yes, reinventing the wheel is one thing. I feel it certainly is not perfectly round, not to discredit the effort that MS staff have done to create the UWP environment. Even something simple like a mapping system to allow user to switch to UWP mode or native is a step in the right direction. The last thing you want to do is favour an environment where users are forced into a specific OS UI to get their job done. Inconsistent power to the user is a foe of user experience. We all know that, but it's good to remind ourselves as we are all users of what we make. Thanks again.

  • Sean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Windows 10 Universal Apps or Windows iot was abandoned long ago.

  • Adrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @CarlDeBilly Interesting! Looks like a new product from the lack of customer testimonials, though. I wonder how well a UWP app can actually be ported with it.

  • Adrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mike, No, Xamerin is different from UWP. XAML Standard is the next step.

  • Richard Collier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is C-sharp in a 5 year decline ? C# has been falling since 2012. Now it has fallen to fifth place in the TIOBE index.

    See the graph:- https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/csharp/

    At its peak in January 2012, C# scored .. 8.763%
    In February 2017, C# had fallen to ......... 4.902% ▼
    In April 2017, C# had fallen further, to .... 3.579% ▼ but still #4
    In May 2017, C# had fallen further, to .... 3.457% ▼ now fallen to #5

    C# is less popular now than it was in July 2005 !!

    Source: Zagor Tenay. Thanks for highlighting C#'s decline, many of us hadn't realized this before.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @VB6 Programming

    I agree. Xamarin has been disappointing. Microsoft are currently irrelevant in development for Mobile.

    Using VB6 to develop for ARM tablets using full desktop Windows 10 makes a lot of sense. And you will be able to run the VB6 IDE on an ARM tablet too. I look forward to a Microsoft Surface with an ARM processor.

    As you say, "The lightweight, fast VB6 IDE is ideal for developing on a notebook"

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