» Paving the path to their doorway

The Verge’s Tom Warren covering Microsoft’s Build conference:

iOS and Android developers will be able to port their apps and games directly to Windows universal apps, and Microsoft is enabling this with two new software development kits. On the Android side, Microsoft is enabling developers to use Java and C++ code on Windows 10, and for iOS developers they’ll be able to take advantage of their existing Objective C code.

Trying to make things easier for developers was long one of Microsoft’s pillars. It’s never really made for better applications but it did make for more applications and at this point they’ll take what they can get in mobile.