Resources for iOS Developers to Create Windows Apps

Set up dev environment on your Mac.

You can create a virtualization solution for cross-platform development on OSX.

Check out my previous post on how to install Windows 8 and developer tools on Mac.

Learn how to build Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 apps

More beginners’ sessions are available here.

You will learn the ins-and-outs of the Windows platform from iOS developers who are now building Windows apps. Sessions will follow a low-key, interactive format where iOS terms and concepts will be mapped to Windows alternates. You will also get hands-on time to apply what you've learned.

Day 1:
• Introduction to the platform and the Windows Store
• Design differences between iOS and Windows 8
• Tooling: Visual Studio and Blend
• Asynchronous programming
• Consuming web services
• Advanced UI development with XAML (data binding, templates, and collections)
• Ask the Experts panel
• InstallFest

Day 2:
• Process Lifecycle Management and State Management
• Notifications and Live tiles
• Bing Maps, SkyDrive, and Microsoft Account integration
• C++ for Windows Store Apps
• Reusing code with Windows Phone
• Hands-on-labs

Port or create apps for Windows 8/Windows Phone 8

Sign up for a free Windows 8 design and developer session here at Generation App.

Check out additional resources below.

Windows 8 for iOS Developers

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