Desktop apps ported to Universal Windows Platform now available in Windows Store

Desktop apps ported to Universal Windows Platform now available in Windows Store

With the rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer giving developers the ability to use the Desktop App Converter, the first desktop apps ported by the developers over to the Universal Windows Platform have now arrived in the Windows Store.

As a result, the ported desktop apps which are now being released to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update users include Evernote, PhotoScape, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Arduino IDE, doubleTwist, Relab, SQL Pro, Voya Media, Virtual Robotics Kit, korAccount, and Predicted Desire, among others.

The apps have been ported over to the Universal Windows Platform by developers with the help of a program called Desktop Bridge.

The Desktop Bridge program was announced by Microsoft at its Build 2016 conference, to enable developers to make modifications to their apps in order to make them compatible with all Windows 10 devices, including smartphones, game consoles, tablets, and headsets like the HoloLens.

With developers having modified the above-mentioned desktop apps to ensure that they run on all Windows 10 devices, users of the latest Windows 10 version can now gain access to the newly ported apps from a special Desktop Bridge section in the Windows Store.

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