Today we’re talking about cross-platform development. What other platforms are worth considering? Android? PC? Does Microsoft’s introduction of a “Universal Windows Platform Bridge” that allows developers to compile iOS apps into Windows apps change the calculus involved? We talk about all this, and Charles surprises Joe with a plan to test the waters.
We’re planning a conference! Release Notes will be held October 21-23, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. If you would like to learn more about our conference on the business of iOS and Mac development, please visit our website at http://releasenotes.tv/conference. Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased from our website at http://releasenotes.tv/conference.
Every month there are more great articles and content about the business of Mac and iOS development than we have time to discuss on the show. If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter with the best of these links, be sure to sign up for our mailing list at http://releasenotes.tv/mailinglist.
Show Notes & Links
- Project Islandwood – Universal Windows Platform Bridge for iOS
- Core Intuition #182 – The guys at Core Intuition discuss the prospects of Microsoft’s Project Islandwood
- Release Notes #10 – Charles and Joe discuss the merits and risks of integrating with third-party frameworks and services
This week’s episode it brought to you by Mapbox. Mapbox lets iOS developers add beautiful maps to their applications. Their building blocks make it easy to swap out Apple maps with a MapKit-style API – just choose the design that fits your app. And best of all, everything is super snappy – Mapbox’s OpenGL-powered maps render with the speed and smoothness of a video game. Learn more about Mapbox and their free service at mapbox.com.