Windows Bridge for iOS (Project Islandwood) updated with new features

As we know that the Microsoft already shut down Project Astoria. Project Astoria was a bridge that will allow developers to port their existing Android apps easily to Windows 10. The feature eventually disappeared from Windows 10 builds that came out after that, which caused some people to wonder what was happening with the feature. Back in February 2016 Microsoft already closed this project.

But they are continuing with the Windows Bridge for iOS known as the Project Islandwood. They are continually updating it this iOS bridge and adding new features. Today they rolled out a new update to the Project Islandwood. Its a big update. It bring many new features, new samples and more.

The update also include improved support for several widely-used iOS layout APIs. And also they launched a new repo of open-source sample apps and example code designed to common app scenarios and demonstrate integrating UWP features.

And in addition the iOS bridge now offers full support for both NSLayoutAnchor and UILayoutGuide. Nick Gerard Program Manager posted this news on the official blog.
In addition, we’ve fixed lots of bugs and made performance improvements to our constraint solving and layout libraries, making for a generally faster and more performant experience using layout constraints with the bridge. We’ve also added support for a commonly requested feature on NSLayoutConstraint itself: priorities. With the latest version of the bridge, you can bring more of your iOS code base and constraint-based layouts to Windows 10 than ever before.
Visit Microsoft’s Windows developer blog for more details and examples on its iOS porting tools. Are you an iOS developer? Did you used this bridge to bring app on Windows platform?

Ivory Soda

I am Libertarian, otaku. In LOVE with Windows 10 and LUMIA (yeah still that one) Also writing mind boggling Science and exciting Technology on Fancy Frindle .

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