Windows 8 Journey: I've coded a great app on another platform. What can I do?
You have a great app, but it's not Windows-based. How can you take advantage of the huge market Windows 8 represents?
These resources show how exactly how to do this:
Migrating a Web app
Migrating a website
Migrating a Windows Phone app
Porting a Windows Phone Silverlight app to a Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic is relatively easy. Most of your knowledge and experience will transfer to the model for Windows Store apps using XAML, as will much of your XAML interface design and layout.
Porting a Silverlight or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) XAML code to a Windows Store app
If you're familiar with other XAML-based platforms such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft Silverlight, or Silverlight for Windows Phone, then you can reuse these skills to create Windows Store apps for Windows 8.
You will always have this list of Windows 8 resources at your disposal:
- Free Trial Azure
- Download Visual Studio Express 2012
- Download Developer Center VS 2012/Win8
- Signup 30-To-Launch Win8
- Download Windows Phone SDK
- Signup 30-To-Launch Phone