The Ultimate Guide to Porting Your Windows 8 Applications

So you’ve developed an Android, iOS or Web App and are thinking about porting it over to Windows 8. Perhaps there’s too many resources out there that’s gotten you confused. Well,  here’s a good resource list to take a look before you go ahead and plunge into code.

The design differences between an iPad app vs a Windows 8 app

 

 

Porting Android App to Windows Store App

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/10/15/port-android-application-to-windows-store-ui.aspx

 

Porting Apple iOS App to Windows Store App

Part 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/14/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-1-introducing-windows-8-platform-to-ios-app-developers.aspx

 

Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/16/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-2-user-interface.aspx

Part 3: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/20/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-3-developer-and-designer-tools.aspx

 

Part 4: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/20/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-4-application-lifecycle-differences.aspx

 

Part 5: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/22/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-5-storing-data-and-preferences.aspx

 

 

Porting Desktop App to Windows Store App

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/12/20/porting-desktop-apps-to-windows-store-apps.aspx

 

 

Using HTML5/Javascript in Windows Store apps: Data access and storage mechanism

Part 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/12/19/using-html5-javascript-in-windows-store-apps-data-access-and-storage-mechanism-i.aspx

Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/12/19/using-html5-javascript-in-windows-store-apps-data-access-and-storage-mechanism-ii.aspx

 

Remember, porting an app to a different platform is meaningless if you don’t customize for it! Read our interview with local  game studio Tyler Projects to find out how they made their games special to the Windows Store.

 

From iOS to Windows 8 – Tyler Projects shares their game development experience

 

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Joyce Huang

#BizSpark Manager @Microsoft_SG, Founder @SGGeekGirls, Writer @sgentrepreneurs. I write about startups, technology and musings about life in Singapore.

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