Move from Android to WinRT
Are you an Android app developer? If so, you can use the info throughout this section to take your existing Android app development skills and start applying them to developing great apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. With the latest release of Visual Studio (Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 2), you can also create Universal Windows apps, which allow you to build apps for both desktop/tablet and phone devices in the same solution.
Provides a series of short, hands-on walkthroughs for Android app developers to learn to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and start building simple Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
This tutorial shows you how to create, build, and run your first Windows Store app with Visual Studio 2013. Although all developers can benefit from this tutorial, this info is presented specifically from an Android developer's perspective.
Use these resources to map selected Android development areas, API classes, and coding tasks to equivalents for Windows Store apps.
Use these resources to learn about key similarities and differences between the Android and Windows 8 platforms, including key programming models and coding tasks.
Links to articles and blog posts for Android app developers who also want to build great apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
For more great reasons to build apps for Windows devices, see Windows Store opportunity for Android developers.
- For everyone
- Meet Windows Store apps
- Windows Store app development: the basics
- Windows 8 Product Guide for Developers
- Windows 8.1 Feature Guide for Developers
- For developers
- Building Universal Windows apps for all Windows devices
- Java versus C#: an introduction
- Windows Dev Camps
- Windows Store App Labs
- For designers and developers
- Download design assets for Windows Store apps