When developing apps, it’s essential for developers to be able to reuse their code and build on existing skills, without having to reinvent the wheel. The good news is that you can count on a lot of libraries and SDKs from partners, but also from the open source communities to support Windows Store apps.
Tools for creating libraries and SDKs for Windows Store apps
MS Open Tech helps bringing more open source goodness for Windows Store apps
MS Open Tech has been working with many open source technologies to help Web and C++ developers extend their reach and have their code work seamlessly on Windows devices.
You can now integrate your code using Cocos2DX, Cinder, Box2D, Bullet to a C++ Windows Store app project and rapidly get your app or game running on Windows 8 and published to the Windows Store. OpenCV and Ogre3D are also coming soon.
Check out MS Open Tech’s blog post to learn more about using open source code and frameworks to build apps for Windows devices.
–Olivier Bloch, Senior Technical Evangelist, MS Open Tech
* This post was modified 7/16 with an updated list of MS Open Tech supported frameworks.