Windows Calculator ports for Android, iOS and web are now available
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Calculator for Windows 10 is one of a number of popular Microsoft apps that have been open-sourced recently. Now, Uno has converted it into downloads for other prominent ecosystems. Therefore, people can get the same innovative, intuitive calculation experiences on various PCs and mobile devices.
The new cross-platform Windows 10 Calculator is available for iOS (although it may also require the installation of TestFlight as it is still in beta at the time of writing); Android and WebAssembly (i.e. for compatible browsers).
Its release was announced and introduced by Jérôme Laban, a lead developer at Uno. According to him, it was a particularly lengthy and intriguing project for him and his team, and not merely because Windows Calculator has a variety of useful modes (e.g. Scientific, Programming, Currency, Volume).
Although this app was made based on Microsoft's up-to-date Fluent design language, Laban and company were quick to realize that it had also originally been written in C++. Therefore, the Uno crowd faced numerous hurdles in its conversion, including porting it to C#, before being able to translate it to XAML.
However, as the app functions and responds just as it does in Windows now, all that work may have been worth it. Uno has also released its source code to GitHub, should anyone wish to compile the new open-source Windows calculator for themselves.
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