Platform mappings from Android to Windows

[This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation]

Use these resources to learn about key similarities and differences between the Android and Windows 8 platforms, including key programming models and coding tasks.

In this section

Topic Description

Overview

Learn about key similarities and differences between the Android and Windows platforms.

Dev tools and stores

Learn about key similarities and differences between the development tools and stores for Android and Windows Store apps.

User interface

Learn about key similarities and differences between user interface programming models for Android and Windows Store apps.

App settings and file storage

Learn about key similarities and differences between app settings and file storage programming models for Android and Windows Store apps.

Internet and cloud services

Learn about key similarities and differences between Internet and cloud services programming models for Android and Windows Store apps.

App state persistence

Learn about key similarities and differences between app state persistence programming models for Android and Windows Store apps.

Push notifications

Learn about key similarities and differences between the push notifications programming models for Android and Windows Store apps.

Resources for Android developers

API mappings from Android to Windows

Task mappings from Android to Windows