AppMobi adds Windows 8 support to HTML5 SDK

AppMobi adds Windows 8 support to HTML5 SDK
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

October 30th 2012 at 1:05PM

Tools provider also adds cross-platform support for Microsoft's latest mobile OS

Developers using the AppMobi SDK will now be able to produce Java and HTML5 apps for Windows 8 and its mobile equivalent, Windows Phone 8, from the same code.

AppMobi’s move comes a day after the launch of Windows Phone 8 – more coverage on Develop’s sister site Mobile Entertainment.

New app templates provide developers with code for supporting generic apps, web apps, accelerated games and Facebook apps. Developers can use these templates to create cross platform apps immediately by visiting AppMobi’s gallery.

AppMobi has also integrated Windows 8 and its mobile version into its appHub cross-platform build tool so that apps can be built into app store-ready files for iOS, Android, Facebook, Windows Phone, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Mozilla app stores.

“Hundreds of thousands of developers who use AppMobi to build apps with JavaScript and HTML5 can now port them to the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with a simple rebuild,” Dave Kennedy, CEO of AppMobi.

“Conversely, developers using Visual Studio can now leverage AppMobi’s cross platform ecosystem to address iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms without recoding in native languages. Adding major market presence without major effort is a big win for all developers.”

Jean-Christophe Cimetiere, director of Windows Phone partner and developer programs at Microsof, added: “It’s important to minimise the friction for developers to build great apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. By integrating their tools into Visual Studio, AppMobi made it easy for developers to reuse their HTML5 and JavaScript skills.”