Windows App Store Resources for iOS Developers


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If you are considering porting your apps, or developing new apps for Windows 8.1, then we’ve got your back. In this section, you’ll find introductions to using Visual Studio and sample code that will make sense to you, as an iOS developer. We want you to enjoy writing apps for Windows 8.1, and we think you will.

In this section

Topic Description

Getting started

Provides a series of short, hands-on walkthroughs interspersed with concepts for iOS app developers to gain experience with using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to start building simple Windows Store apps for Windows 8.

Windows 8 controls for iOS devs

Here’s how to start using Windows 8 controls after working with iOS.

Windows 8 cookbook for iOS devs

Here are some common Windows 8 programming tasks you might be wondering how to migrate from iOS.

Recreating iOS app designs in Windows 8

Here’s a look at common iOS app designs, and how they can be re-imagined in Windows 8.

Setting up your Mac

Use popular third-party solutions like Apple Boot Camp, VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, and Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 on your Mac.

Task mappings

Use this reference to map selected iOS development areas, frameworks, controls, and classes to equivalents for Windows Store apps.

API mappings

We provide an API mapping index to help you find iOS API equivalents to the Windows Runtime APIs so that you can jumpstart your development projects for Windows 8.

Additional resources

Links to articles and videos for iOS app developers who also want to build great apps for Windows 8.

Note For information specific to Windows Phone, please visit the Windows Phone Dev Center, and see Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 – building together.

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Resources for iOS devs
Windows 8 controls for iOS devs
Windows 8 cookbook for iOS devs
For designers and developers
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