Here’s something for our iOS developers from Microsoft! Yes, now, Microsoft is putting heart to relieve the pain of the mobile app developers looking to migrate their iOS apps from Apple’s mobile operating system to Windows Phone. Well, this tool will allow iOS developers to easily find the equivalent API calls, classes, methods, and notification events in C#, as well as download working bit of sample code.
According to Microsoft in a blog post;
Launched today, the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform. Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary. Don’t expect a mapping for all of the APIs, simply because the platforms are built upon different architectures and user interfaces. For this first round we focused on identifying the one-to-one mapping when it exists. In the following versions we’ll expand the scope and anytime the concepts are similar enough, we’ll do our best to provide the appropriate guidance.
Hence, if you are an iOS developer and are interested in this new Microsoft’s too, then, you can click here. However, it’s nice to watch Microsoft is helping out iOS developers that can’t be thought by Apple itself. But, also, it’s just business guys! In business fiesld, anything can happen, friends can become enemies, and enemies can become friends, but for own means and profits!