Though the overwhelming majority of mobile application developers today are going to focus on the Android and iOS marketplaces (for understandable reasons), you cannot sleep on the growing popularity of the Windows operating system any longer.
With Windows 10, Microsoft has jumped headfirst into the world of mobile – and even though they are currently third in the mobile operating system “popularity contest”, there operating system is used on millions and millions of devices all over the world.
That you’re getting ready to jump into the world of Windows apps development, these are a couple of things you want to remember!
Windows 10 is a next generation mobile operating system, and when you are talking about the new Windows Phones and Surface devices you need to be sure that your applications are as responsive as possible.
Windows is as close to a hybrid operating system as you’re going to find – it works on desktop units, laptop units, AND mobile devices exactly the same way across the board. This is what makes Windows apps development so streamlined but at the same time a real challenge for those that aren’t used to having to cater to this many different kinds of devices.
It is also important for you to realize that Microsoft is hard at work and bringing ALL mobile devices to be Windows platform, and they are a lot closer to a universal application environment than they ever have been in the past.
Windows apps development will utilize new APIs that replace the “proprietary” APIs that currently keep Android and iOS applications from being used on any other platform.
You’ll want to be sure that your new applications are as flexible as can be to avoid any problems in the future.