Development area mappings from Android to Windows

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Use this reference to map selected Android development areas to equivalents for Windows Store apps.

Android development areaEquivalent Windows Store app development area

Animation and graphics, OpenGL ES 2.0

See Blend and Port from OpenGL ES 2.0 to Microsoft Direct3D 11.1

App launchers, notifications, toasts, and widgets

See Tiles, badges, and notifications

Application lifecycle

See Application lifecycle and Launching, resuming, and multitasking

Google AdMob Ads

See Microsoft Advertising SDK

Google Drive

See OneDrive API (but see Configuring your app before using the Microsoft OneDrive API), and Quickstart: Roaming application data

Google Maps

See How to display your location on a Bing Map and Bing Maps for Windows Store apps

Google Search

See Quickstart: Adding search to an app and Search contract sample

Navigation

See Quickstart: Navigating between pages, Navigation design for Windows Store apps, and Navigation model

Shared preferences, internal and external storage, cache files

See Managing application data, Quickstart: Add app settings, and Working with data and files

SQLite

See Using SQLite in Windows 8 Store Apps and SQLite with Windows 8 apps

Touch

See Responding to user interaction

Web services

See Connecting to web services

 

Related topics

Task mappings from Android to Windows

 

 

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