Windows 10 Calculator Now Available on Android and iPhone

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Windows 10 Calculator Now Available on Android and iPhone

Postby martyyt » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:06 pm

Microsoft has recently open-sourced the Calculator app in Windows 10, and since the code is available on GitHub for any developer to contribute, it was pretty much just a matter of time until it ended up being ported to Android and iOS.

Uno Platform, which is a platform whose role is to enable C# and XAML code to run on mobile, desktop, and the web, ported the Calculator app to all of these, basically making it available for pretty much everyone regardless of device or operating system. https://www.xing.com/communities/posts/ ... 1016395252


After porting the Calculator app to C# and to the Uno Platform, the team behind the project released it to the App Store for iPhones, the Google Play store for Android device, and on the web on this page for everyone to use.https://www.xing.com/communities/posts/ ... 1016395257


On iPhone, however, the Calculator app is only available as part of the TestFlight program, so you need to register as a beta tester to be able to use it.
"Calculator also available in the browser"

“The Windows Calculator is an interesting and not-so-simple piece of software. The simple initial UI you see upon launch can be deceiving. Of course, that is a good UX choice Microsoft made as most uses of the calculator are rather simple ones. However, the calculator is complex both in the way it was coded over the years, as well as the advanced functions it has,” Jérôme Laban of the Uno Platform team explains in a technical insight into how the project came to be.https://www.xing.com/communities/posts/ ... 1016395275


If you decide to use the Calculator app in the browser, there’s something you need to know.

Because it’s based on WebAssembly, you might experience some minor issues in Google Chrome, with the Uno Platform team recommending you to use the Canary version or a different browser, like Mozilla Firefox.

Needless to say, the work on this project will continue in the coming months, so expect the Calculator app to evolve even further beyond the world of Windows 10.

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