Corona Labs has today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to allow developers using the Corona SDK to create apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store. Developers will be able to use their existing code to build apps for these platforms, in addition to developing for iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook.
The Corona SDK was designed to allow developers to build apps across multiple platforms using a single code base, reducing time to market and increasing overall development speed by up to 10x.
“Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 have proven to be great platforms for developers, and their growing user base presents a growing opportunity,” says David Rangel, COO of Corona Labs, in a company statement. “We look forward to working with Microsoft, empowering Corona developers to build apps for Windows devices and reach an even broader audience for their apps and games.”
Corona Labs has previously partnered with companies including mobile video ad network Vungle and mobile marketing company Playhaven to bring third-party marketing tools to developers with the same focus on speed of implementation.
Corona Lab’s community contains over 300,000 developers worldwide, with apps created with Corona having more than 1.6 billion sessions each month. The beta support for Windows Phone 8 will launch in the first quarter of 2014, with full support for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 coming later. More information about the Corona SDK can be found on Corona Lab’s website.