Monday, October 27, 2014

Building cross-platform mobile apps in Visual Studio

Interested in building cross-platform mobile apps using Visual Studio? Microsoft made this easy thanks to the Multi-Device Hybrid Apps Visual Studio extension. This extension allows you to combine Visual Studio and Apache Cordova to easily build hybrid apps that run on iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone using a single project based on HTML and JavaScript.

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The extension is available for download here.

Remark: Be aware that the extension will download and install some additional dependencies, including

  • Joyent Node.js
  • Git CLI
  • Google Chrome
  • Apache Ant
  • Oracle Java JDK 7
  • Android SDK
  • SQLLite for Windows Runtime
  • Apple iTunes

More information can be found at http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/explore/cordova-vs.aspx.

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