Porting from Android to Windows 8


This article was written by an independent writer, Jeff Cogswell. The article is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, which offers tools and resources for helping developers port from Android to Windows 8.

A few months ago, the upper management at a company I was consulting for made the bold move to start switching all corporate phones from Android to Windows 8 Phone. While the employees seemed more concerned about the time they would spend moving their Words with Friends friend lists over to the new phones, the software development team had a bigger issue on its hands: There were several internal apps it had developed for the Android devices. One such app was an expense tracker. While there were plenty of good expense trackers available both in the Google Play Store for Android and the Windows Store for Windows 8 Phone, upper management was convinced that the in-house Android app was…

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