Recently, during the Build 2017 conference, Microsoft has seen fit to announce that its next Creators Update for Windows 10 will have increased integration with the iOS. This will permit devs to use Microsoft Graph for increased connection capabilities between desktop applications and mobile applications, for both Android and iPhone devices. With this new update, users could start their applications on Windows, and, with Cortana’s help, they can even resume previously left off experiences. This feature will particularly be useful when you have to move from handheld device to desktop and vice-versa.
Another interesting addition is the new Cloud Clipboard, which functions as a multi-platform feature that permits the user to copy any content on to Windows and the mobile operating systems. This will help in regards to processes that require or benefit the use of handheld devices in conjunction with a desktop computer. This feature is similar in some regards to Continuity for the macOS and iOS devices. Besides this, the update will also come with the new Timeline feature. Timeline will permit you to see what applications have been previously used and on what devices. It also makes use of the cross-platform connection system. OneDrive has also been tweaked to ensure greater control of when documents are to be downloaded to any device via the cloud.
The integration with Apple is also furthered with the introduction of the Xamarin, a Live Player with the ability to test iOS application on Windows PCs. This means that applications designed for Apple devices can now be developed on non-Apple systems, which is something that has never been done before. The Live Player will be part of the freshly launched Visual Studio IDE feature, and comes with its very own app for the iOS and the Android.