Universal Apps

The story of Windows Universal Apps is the result of advancements in three areas:

  1. The platform convergence between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1
  2. The (ongoing) unification of Windows and Windows Phone stores.
  3. 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 BlogRead 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.