Testing if your Desktop Bridge app is ready for distribution 

If you have read some of the posts that have been published on this blog about the Desktop Bridge, you’ll know that it’s an extremely powerful technology and, in most of the cases, you can get all the benefits of the new modern and deployment system provided by the app package model without having to…

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Convert your Electron app using the Desktop Bridge

Electron is an emerging development platform that allows to create cross-platform desktop apps (which means that they can run on Windows, Linux and macOS) using web technologies: everything is powered by HTML and CSS for the user interface and by Javascript for the logic and the user interaction. Even if it’s the first time you…

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Handling data in a converted desktop app with the Desktop Bridge

It’s hard to find an application that doesn’t requires to store, in some ways, some local data, from the simplest type (like the settings of the app) to the most complex one (like a database). A desktop app doesn’t make any exception, but when it comes to a converted desktop app there are two important…

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Using Realm Mobile Database in a converted desktop app with the Desktop Bridge

Realm Mobile Database is an open source project that has quickly become very popular, especially among mobile developers. It’s an alternative to SQLite and it’s a way to store complex data in a permanent way, pretty much like you would do with a regular database. Some of the advantages of this technology are that: Like…

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Supporting “launch at startup” in a desktop app converted with the Desktop Bridge

One of the common requirements that many traditional desktop apps have is to support the “launch at startup” option: when the user logs in into his Windows PC, the application is automatically started, without requiring him to manually open it. It’s a way to speed up the workflow of the user and it’s leveraged especially…

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An easier way to generate the packages for a Desktop Bridge converted app

In one of the posts on this blog we’ve seen how to use the manual approach to generate a converted app starting from a regular desktop app. This approach is perfect when you have a simple executable or a self-packaged app, which doesn’t need an installer that you can process through a tool like the…

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Testing a desktop app converted with the Desktop Bridge in the proper way

If you have a desktop application that you want to convert, enhance or expand with the Desktop Bridge, the testing phase is critical. As you know if you have read the previous posts published on this blog, the Desktop Bridge doesn’t support yet all the scenarios of a desktop app (for example, you can’t deploy…

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Completing the Age Rating survey in the proper way on the Dev Center

If you are a developer that has published an application on the Store, no matter if it’s a pure UWP or a converted app through the Desktop Bridge, you’ll know that, to comply with the laws that every country have issued to protect young people to access to apps and games with content which isn’t…

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