Times are hard, especially if a company is relying on the Microsoft stack for developing applications. Microsoft has a clear vision for its “One Windows”-platform, but is struggling in the mobile space. That´s why we decided to go cross-platform in the second half of 2016.
After the launch of UniShare for the Universal Windows Platform, we got asked to develop the official Android- and iOS-Application for the German News-site WindowsUnited.de. With our plan in mind to expand our reach anyways, we agreed and started immediately with that project.
The app was already out there as a public beta. Today we are proud to announce the general availability of the official WindowsUnited app for Android on the Google Play Store. The app not only allows you to just read the news articles, but let’s you also interact with other users via the integrated comment system. The app integrates on a lot of edges with the operating system, be it for sharing, opening links or share articles from within the app. We also tried to follow the already available Windows App (which is developed by brothers agency (formerly known as cee)) as far as possible in terms of functionality. Here are some screen shots from the app:
We have several things on our to-do list, one of them is to bring WindowsUnited to iOS. Also, we already started to bring UniShare to Android, like you can see from these screen shots:
We are NOT cancelling our investment into the Windows platform, but we will keep expanding to the other mobile platforms as well. Stay tuned, we will keep you informed about the progress we make with our projects.