1. runamuck83's Avatar
    It would seem as though these "bridges" are already crumbling....

    Microsoft seems to have gone dark on Project Astoria and some devs who would rather not be named have said the private beta forums for Astoria have gone quiet for weeks.

    Regarding Islewood, it was open sourced on GitHub but if you check that out there's very minimal activity. If you dig around there you will even find a Microsoft employee who states that the project team is very small with minimal resourcing.

    What is the deal? These two bridges were supposed to be a huge part of the "resurgence" of Windows Phone and assist in getting apps fast.

    With Windows 10 Mobile approaching RTM next week - how is it Microsoft isn't trumpeting these new bridges to devs?
    Spectrum90 and xandros9 like this.
    11-04-2015 08:50 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    I guess the leaked astoria project pissed them off? or they gathered enough data to be sure that it would work lol in any case I don't expect to hear anything about that until december or even january 2016

    (we could be surprised with the threshold update tho hehe)
    libra89 likes this.
    11-04-2015 08:58 PM
  3. runamuck83's Avatar
    I guess the leaked astoria project pissed them off? or they gathered enough data to be sure that it would work lol in any case I don't expect to hear anything about that until december or even january 2016

    (we could be surprised with the threshold update tho hehe)
    I sure hope we at least get a couple apps that can be used as showcase for other devs.
    11-04-2015 09:00 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    I sure hope we at least get a couple apps that can be used as showcase for other devs.
    According to MS, they were working closely with android/ios devs to get us a few apps, so they better give us sth soon -_- fallout shelter wouldn't be bad :D
    11-04-2015 09:08 PM
  5. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    I think they are trying to fix the issue where android was causing W10 performance to degrade. So until then, i dont see them announcing anything.
    Neyney10, libra89 and ven07 like this.
    11-04-2015 09:44 PM
  6. Jon_Rubinstein's Avatar
    They have been trying to figure a out a way to stop the 2,876,234 Fart Apps (as of today) from being loaded in a WM10 phone.
    11-05-2015 10:22 AM
  7. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Too funny. In all seriousness tho, I hope that the dev's see that there is profits to be made over here once they open the window...
    ven07 likes this.
    11-09-2015 04:15 AM
  8. runamuck83's Avatar
    So, Astoria is no more.

    Probably for the best. Islandwood needs to really be put on overdrive now
    a5cent and TechFreak1 like this.
    11-13-2015 02:27 PM
  9. a5cent's Avatar
    So, Astoria is no more.

    Probably for the best. Islandwood needs to really be put on overdrive now
    I agree. Since their announcement I've been saying Astoria needs to die and that Islandwood is the more important project. I'm relieved MS has finally woken up. It's a shame they had 80 people wasting their time on Astoria. That's the only real tragedy here.
    11-13-2015 04:43 PM
  10. elindalyne's Avatar
    Well looking at the git repository it definitely seems like they're making progress. November 18th-19th is the Microsoft.Connect() conference where they'll definitely be talking about mobile development and various tools. Hopefully they announce something then?
    11-13-2015 05:56 PM
  11. Dewg's Avatar
    I was bummed until I learned that Android apps are written in Java. JAVA?!?! Nevermind - Islewood much more attractive for devs, and better for us as it compiles to native Windows 10 code.
    11-13-2015 07:49 PM
  12. vedant dhaktod's Avatar
    Astoria project supports in build 10518 (mobile) ????
    11-13-2015 08:06 PM
  13. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Astoria project supports in build 10518 (mobile) ????
    What about it?

    The android emulator has been removed for the past few builds.
    Laura Knotek and ven07 like this.
    11-13-2015 09:32 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So, Astoria is no more.

    Probably for the best. Islandwood needs to really be put on overdrive now
    For the first part, maybe say it is being put under evaluation: Microsoft's Project Astoria and Android app emulation not happening anytime soon | Windows Central You have to read beyond the title shown in the banner at the top of the forum.

    For the second part I agree.
    11-14-2015 09:14 AM
  15. runamuck83's Avatar
    For the first part, maybe say it is being put under evaluation: Microsoft's Project Astoria and Android app emulation not happening anytime soon | Windows Central You have to read beyond the title shown in the banner at the top of the forum.

    For the second part I agree.
    Read the whole article before posting - was just being sensational 😁
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-14-2015 09:29 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Read the whole article before posting - was just being sensational 
    LOL just like the banner...

    Now I've added the click for your bait.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-14-2015 09:56 AM

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