Win32 apps that were available on desktop are now part of Windows Store. Earlier during build 2016 Microsoft introduced a new tool that allowed developers to port their exisitng apps and games to UWP. The tool allowed them to convert their app into UWP app that take advantage of the UWP functionality like Live tiles, Cortana integration, Action centre and the ability to handle a large variety of scenarios when apps run on different devices.
Now the first desktop apps are availble in the store. Apps including Evernote, Arduino IDE, doubleTwist, PhotoScape, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro, Virtual Robotics Kit, Relab, SQL Pro, Voya Media, Predited Desire and korAccount will be published within next few days. The apps will only be available to Windows 10 devices running aniversary update or later.
“We’re excited to bring our full-featured Evernote app to the Windows Store. The Desktop Bridge vastly simplifies our installer and uninstaller. It also opens up UWP APIs that we’ve taken advantage of, including the live tiles and notifications. And having the full-featured Evernote app in the Windows Store means future improvements will reach users faster.” —Seth Hitchings, VP Engineering, Evernote
The tool named Desktop App Convertor is now available publicly in store for the same purpose.
Take a look at new Evernote : [appbox windowsstore 9wzdncrfj3mb]
Will this attract more developers towards windows platform? Or will it fail like previous attempts? Let us know.