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Microsoft seems to be going all out with Project Islandwood-- its bridge for iOS apps, which enables developers to port their apps to the Windows platform without modifying a big part of their code. Back in December, the company has posted a guide for developers to help them start porting their apps. And more recently, it has updated the project once more, adding a new feature that brings it one step closer to reality.

Cassim Ketfi of French Microsoft fan website FraWin.com has discovered a new update to the webpage of Project Islandwood, which seems to be a tool that analyzes iOS apps for compatibility with the iOS bridge. The tool is currently being tested internally right now, but a developer can already opt to submit an app to also be able to help test the app analyzer. The tool is set to become fully functional in the coming weeks.

Regarding its Astoria project, Microsoft remains silent on the issue. However, it still has a few other bridges that can help put more apps into the Windows platform, like Project Westminster for web apps, and Project Centennial for legacy Win32 apps, which are still on schedule for release.


Source: Neowin