#108: It Did Pique My Interest


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.


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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


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