Microsoft has done it again, this time helping Android developers out on creating applications for Windows Phone. If you recall, JC Cimetiere posted a very useful guide for iPhone developers back in May 2011. Microsoft has now released a comprehensive pack to help Android developers port over to the Microsoft platform, as posted by Cimetiere. Once again, JC emphasizes how ultimately satisfying it is for a developer to expand to more than one platform. Although it may require a little extra work and having some different code, as a developer expanding your application potential and market is always rewarding.
How can you leverage your Android development expertise to build Windows Phone applications?
There’s no magic wand that will do the work for you, but we have put together a great package to help you get started.
The package consists of:
- Android to Windows Phone API mapping tool
see details below
- “Windows Phone 7 Guide for Android Application Developers” white paper,
90+ pages organized in 7 chapters
We are continuing to expand the scope of the API Mapping tool and the technical guidance. Our next step is to include the Mango features into the API Mapping tool (planned for this summer).
Be sure to make the jump over to the original Microsoft post and read the full article if you are interested.