Applications of other mobile OS can be ported to Windows Phone

    After Microsoft and Nokia formed a “creative tandem”, it became clear that Windows Phone is the main area of ​​work for the Microsoft mobile division, which is logical for the whole Nokia. Earlier, a Finnish company announced the termination of support and development of its own mobile OS. But now there is good news for Symbian developers: Symbian applications can soon be ported to Windows Phone.

    For some time, a joint team of specialists from Microsoft and Nokia worked on the creation of an appropriate tool. And yesterday, Nokia solemnly announced that Symbian Qt now supports the Windows Phone API mapping tool. This tool works on the principle of a dictionary, providing connectivity between the Windows Phone platform and other mobile operating systems.

    In addition, the Windows Phone API mapping tool allows you to work with other mobile operating systems. For example, using the Windows Phone API mapping tool, you can port applications not only with Symbian, but also with Apple iOS, as well as Android. Thus, Windows Phone can get many high-quality applications that were previously inaccessible to users with phones based on this OS.

    In order to make it easier for programmers to become familiar with the Mapping Tool, Nokia has released an extensive guide called the Windows Phone Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developers. The manual is available at this address .

    It is worth recalling that the first Nokia phone based on Windows Phone will be released at the end of this month, October 26, 2011.

    Via PCworld

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