Move your app to Windows devices
Bring your iOS or Android apps to Windows and enjoy exciting new hardware, great monetization opportunities, and a modern API set that combines new possibilities with a bold, touch-friendly user interface. Use your existing WPF and Silverlight skills to update your apps to the latest technologies. If you're writing games, you can use cross-platform tools or discover the amazing effects DirectX can bring to your apps.
Tools and frameworks
Dynamic cross-platform games
Latest APIs and technologies
Resources for developers
Find code recipes and guidance on re-imagining your app.
Migrate your app to Windows 8.1 with the API mapping index.
Move your Phone app to the desktop with minimum fuss.
Leverage your web skills to create great apps.
Update to the next generation of Windows apps.
Develop DirectX games and add multimedia to your apps.
Follow a walkthrough of Hilo, a complete Windows Store app.
Learn about best practices with a complete Windows Store app.
Now write apps for tablet, desktop and phone platforms in one Visual Studio solution.
Don't own a PC?
What if you don't own a PC? Easy! You can use emulation apps to run Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio on your Mac. Don't let having a Mac stop you from creating great Windows apps.
Watch and learn
Introduction to Windows 8
UITableViews vs. ListViews
Grid views in iOS and Windows
iOS icons vs. Windows badges
Introduction to charms
Here's the news
Learn tips and tricks from the Windows team on how to build great apps.
Kick back and learn with these app development video tutorials.
Pool your knowledge with other developers in the Windows 8.1 forums.
A library of Windows 8.1 code samples to help with your own projects.
Ask a question, find an answer, or help out a fellow developer.
Sample code library for Windows Phone developers.