Microsoft shows how to make a simple iOS app which can be ported to Windows 10

Microsoft clearly wants iOS app developers to consider porting their apps so they can work on Windows 10. The latest such effort gives those developers a simple tutorial on how to use the Windows Bridge for iOS tools on a simple iOS app.

The highly technical blog post outlines how to make a basic “to-do list” app in Xcode, and then use the Windows Bridge for iOS tools on the app so it works on Windows 10. The tutorial requires a PC running Windows 10, along with with Visual Studio 2015 and the Windows Bridge for iOS tools. It also requires a Mac with OS X 10.11 and Xcode 7.

The bridge tools, which are also known by their code name “Project Islandwood”, have been available for the past several months as an open source project on the GitHub site.