The story of Windows Universal Apps is the result of advancements in three areas:
- The platform convergence between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1
- The (ongoing) unification of Windows and Windows Phone stores.
- Shared Projects and other enhancements in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 to support cross-platform development.
I have written about my experience in converting an existing Windows 8 app, CensusMapper, to a Universal App on the AIS Blog. Read the article here. I have also created another Universal App, LRMS, using Windows App Studio. This app is available in both Windows and Windows Phone Stores.
I gave a presentation at the Raleigh Code Camp this past weekend : Creating Universal Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1. Thanks to everyone who attended the presentation. The session slides for this presentation are available here : Download Slides.