Microsoft doesn’t want you going anywhere else for apps, which is why it’s planning to get Android and iOS apps and games running on Windows 10 with only a wee bit of fuss. The reveal was made during today’s Build 2015 conference, as part of the keynote.
Two SDKs have been put together for iOS and Android developers, and they’ll be able to use them to port their games and apps over to Windows 10 without needing to make massive changes. In the cases where the apps use a Google API, for instance, Microsoft will provide replacement APIs.
Developers will need to actually be interested in porting them over first, of course, but the likes of King, developers of the inexplicably popular Candy Crush Saga, have been working with Microsoft.
“We want to enable developers to leverage their current code and current skills to start building those Windows applications in the Store, and to be able to extend those applications,” Microsoft’s Terry Myerson told The Verge in an interview today.