1. cuwe's Avatar
    Is it possible to redevelop an apk file to xap ? Just asking .
    01-10-2014 05:43 AM
  2. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Redevelop? Considering 're-developing' something would mean coding it again, then yes.

    If you mean something else (like make an apk install like a xap with a few tweaks), then no.
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    01-10-2014 05:56 AM
  3. cuwe's Avatar
    Redevelop? Considering 're-developing' something would mean coding it again, then yes.
    Yes , I mean coding it again . But can we use the files from the apk ?
    01-10-2014 06:05 AM
  4. Garneth's Avatar
    Totally possible, but it would involve at the very least decompiling the apk, unobfuscating the code, translating the java to c#, transferring all images into your new project, re-building the user interface, and more.
    01-10-2014 07:47 AM
  5. cuwe's Avatar
    Totally possible, but it would involve at the very least decompiling the apk, unobfuscating the code, translating the java to c#, transferring all images into your new project, re-building the user interface, and more.
    Wow. That's really a lot of work .
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    01-10-2014 08:32 AM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    Wow. That's really a lot of work .
    its the same amount of work for pretty much any OS. iOS apps would require the same thing.
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    01-10-2014 08:33 AM
  7. cuwe's Avatar
    its the same amount of work for pretty much any OS. iOS apps would require the same thing.
    Is it possible to achieve ?
    01-10-2014 10:13 AM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    So , this is possible to achieve ?
    I mean, yeah, its possible. Garneth just explained how a few posts ago. It would pretty much require the same amount of work from any type of app unless maybe an .apk to a .bar since BB somehow is able to run Android apps.
    01-10-2014 10:16 AM
  9. cuwe's Avatar
    I mean, yeah, its possible. Garneth just explained how a few posts ago. It would pretty much require the same amount of work from any type of app unless maybe an .apk to a .bar since BB somehow is able to run Android apps.
    Has anyone try to do it on Windows Phone ?
    01-10-2014 10:19 AM
  10. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Not possible on Windows Phone. The only reason it works on BB10 is that Blackberry (formerly RIM) designed their OS to do that intentionally.
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    01-10-2014 06:18 PM
  11. badplanet's Avatar
    Depending on what the app does, you may end up with a better app if it is rewritten for WP8 and designed to take advantage of the WP's unique features. On the other hand, it may need features that are not possible on the current version of WP8. For instance Pebble did not port their app to WP because it is not currently possible to run in the background or intercept SMS to display on their watch.
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    01-10-2014 06:46 PM
  12. cuwe's Avatar
    Is there any tutorial ?
    01-11-2014 01:08 AM
  13. badplanet's Avatar
    Is there any tutorial ?
    There is lots of sample code at Windows Phone Dev Center
    01-11-2014 06:47 AM
  14. ohgood's Avatar
    Is it possible to redevelop an apk file to xap ? Just asking .

    it would be much easier to get the developers attention with 10,000 requests for the app on wp,
    but then you'd have to find 10,000 people using wp that want -that- app.

    if 10,000 people pinged with $10 a piece, you -might- get a dev's attention. unfortunately, that's not a lot of money for a single developer, and not even lunch for a big app development team.
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    01-11-2014 06:54 AM
  15. Jas00555's Avatar
    it would be much easier to get the developers attention with 10,000 requests for the app on wp,
    but then you'd have to find 10,000 people using wp that want -that- app.

    if 10,000 people pinged with $10 a piece, you -might- get a dev's attention. unfortunately, that's not a lot of money for a single developer, and not even lunch for a big app development team.
    oh come on, have a little more faith in WP ;) Nokia sold somewhere around 10 million Lumias (supposedly) this quarter, so I'm sure you could get more than 10,000.

    Also, $100,000 is actually a pretty nice chunk of money to start-ups. Remember Hemlis? They (supposedly) had a goal to set up servers that were untappable and offer a seamless IM service for $100,000.

    But I agree, getting dev's attention is the best way to get an Android app to WP.
    01-11-2014 10:43 AM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    And getting the developer's attention wouldn't involve violating his intellectual property rights. We're developers here, and we're talking about stealing someone else's work???
    01-11-2014 11:15 AM
  17. cuwe's Avatar
    And getting the developer's attention wouldn't involve violating his intellectual property rights. We're developers here, and we're talking about stealing someone else's work???
    We're not talking about stealing someone else's work here . Just for education .
    01-11-2014 06:33 PM
  18. hopmedic's Avatar
    Find an open source project to disassemble for education. Discussing taking an apk and turning it into a xap sure doesn't sound like it's just for education. If you had rights to the apk, you'd have the source code and would be able to make the code from there.
    01-11-2014 07:04 PM
  19. ohgood's Avatar
    oh come on, have a little more faith in WP ;) Nokia sold somewhere around 10 million Lumias (supposedly) this quarter, so I'm sure you could get more than 10,000.

    Also, $100,000 is actually a pretty nice chunk of money to start-ups. Remember Hemlis? They (supposedly) had a goal to set up servers that were untappable and offer a seamless IM service for $100,000.

    But I agree, getting dev's attention is the best way to get an Android app to WP.
    you took it the wrong way. organize the 10,000 people, willing to kick start the app, then tell me its easy. :thumbup:
    01-11-2014 07:48 PM

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