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.
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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.
Very nice, I really hope for more open source for Windows!
Great. Any chance that they port Tesseract OCR library to WOA world?