For developers who are looking for information related to Windows 8 development with focus on 3rd party platform conversion to Windows 8 (i.e. Android, Apple, Desktop) you can refer to the links and video presentations below:

Porting Android App to Windows Store App

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/10/15/port-android-application-to-windows-store-ui.aspx

Video Presentation:

  1. How to port Android apps to Windows Store apps is now live on Microsoft Showcase, click here.
  2. How to port Android apps to Windows Store apps is now live on YouTube, click here

 

Porting Apple iOS App to Windows Store App

Part 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/14/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-1-introducing-windows-8-platform-to-ios-app-developers.aspx

Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/16/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-2-user-interface.aspx

Part 3: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/20/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-3-developer-and-designer-tools.aspx

Part 4: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/20/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-4-application-lifecycle-differences.aspx

Part 5: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/11/22/porting-ios-apps-to-windows-8-5-storing-data-and-preferences.aspx

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Video Presentation:

  1. How to port iOS apps to Windows Store apps is now live on Microsoft Showcase, click here 
  2. How to port iOS apps to Windows Store apps is now live on YouTube, click here

 

Porting Desktop App to Windows Store App

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/12/20/porting-desktop-apps-to-windows-store-apps.aspx

Using HTML5/Javascript in Windows Store apps: Data access and storage mechanism

Part 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/12/19/using-html5-javascript-in-windows-store-apps-data-access-and-storage-mechanism-i.aspx

Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win8devsupport/archive/2012/12/19/using-html5-javascript-in-windows-store-apps-data-access-and-storage-mechanism-ii.aspx