Windows Bridge for iOS. The Windows Bridge for iOS is an open-source project that allows you to create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that can run on Windows 10 devices using iOS APIs and Objective-C code.
You will need:
- A PC running Windows 10, with Visual Studio 2015 and the Windows Bridge for iOS installed. You can download Visual Studio from the Windows Dev Center and find the latest release of the bridge on GitHub here.
- A Mac running Mac OS X 10.11 with Xcode 7 installed. If you want to run the iOS project on an actual iOS device, you’ll also need a paid Apple Developer account.
If you don’t have a PC, you can download one of our pre-built evaluation virtual machines from the Windows Bridge for iOS website. Download the package for your preferred virtualization environment and you’ll be up and running in no time – the package already includes Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015 and the iOS bridge.
If you don’t have a Mac but are curious about developing in Objective-C on Windows 10, you’ll still be able to download the source code, go through the conversion process and edit the code in Visual Studio
Walkthrough of a to do list app at https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/01/20/building-a-simple-app-with-the-windows-bridge-for-ios/
Ready to try out your own app?
Head over to GitHub to download the bridge.
Thanks for following along! You can download the complete to-do list Xcode project from our GitHub wiki, and be sure to check out the other posts in our series:
- Visual Studio Walkthrough for iOS Developers
- Using the iOS Bridge to Bring Storyboard and Auto Layout to Windows 10
- Channel 9 Video on Building your first app using Windows Bridge for iOS