- 08-28-2012, 02:23 PM #1
Hi guys. I'm not quite sure where to put this as it concerns the various windows versions for phones, computers and tablets.
But to the case: I was wondering if the apps from Windows Phone7.8 and WP8 wil be available in the WP8 and WP8RT marketplace? Or will developers have to make entirely new apps for the Windows 8 and RT?
I think in general I'm a bit confused about which apps will be available where and why so if anyone would illuminate me I would appreciate it. :D
- 08-28-2012, 02:30 PM #2
Windows 7.8 apps will work on Windows Phone 8 fine.
To run on Windows RT there will need to be some changes made. Most apps will only require minor changes. If the developer is still supporting the app, and they find that it would be good on a tablet, then I would imagine that they'd port it over.
Full Windows 8 will have both RT and the full Desktop environment. Anything written for Windows RT can be run by Windows 8.
- 08-29-2012, 05:47 AM #5
- 08-29-2012, 11:36 AM #6
Yes. Depending on the app.
Some games might take a week or two of work to port.
Some may take even longer if they decide to replace assets with ones that will look better in HD.
Some devs might create whole new apps because they want to make use of all the extra real estate, or add special functions for keyboard shortcuts or the the right-button on the mouse.
It really depends on what the app.
- 08-30-2012, 08:32 AM #9
Thanks for the great replies guys. Now that I have your attention ( :D ), I was also wondering if the Surface RT (and all RT versions of W8) will have the normal desktop as well? I understand that the Surface Pro tablet will include an Intel processor and the RT won't, and that the RT will not run programs that hasn't been installed through the Marketplace. But will it show the desktop window for file management, or will that go through the Office App like on a Windows Phone?
Last edited by Marute; 08-30-2012 at 08:58 AM.
- 08-30-2012, 09:42 AM #10
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- 08-30-2012, 01:23 PM #11
So that would make 3 versions.
Phone (smaller res)
RT (same metro app with higher res images if needed)
desktop (if they want a full fledged program, not a metro app > Think internet explorer or office)
I can not wait for win8 to come out. I am fantasizing about a x86 win8 tablet. I know for a fact what I am spending my tax returns on next year.