I build Android apps

Your apps in more hands

Use your existing skills

  • Cross-platform is the new reality. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 share code—so will your apps.
  • Painlessly build cross-platform experiences with JavaScript with HTML/CSS.
  • Bring your skills to Windows 8 apps with C++ with DirectX 11.1.
  • Need help or tools? All tools are free—and chances are, you already know them.

All the tools at your disposal


See how Halfbrick, Arkadium, and Oceanhouse Media brought their titles to Windows 8. Watch the video to learn more.
See how Sad Cat Software designed and developed Train Titan, Violet Storm, and other games in the Windows Store, and hear their results. Watch the video to learn more.

Editor’s picks

This session will help developers leverage their existing Android concepts to build Windows Store apps.
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