Native code lets apps run on the device using both C and C coding language. Microsoft discussed in it”s presentation about helping developers creating new apps and games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Very soon we”ll be getting some freaking killer games.
“The biggest effect this will have is we”re going to see some freaking killer games this year,” said Joe Belfiore, Microsoft”s vice president of the Windows phone program. On it”s demo of 3D game Marble maze, Microsoft illustrated it”s game will run on Windows machine first then over a phone. Joe Belifiore, Microsoft”s vice President said that changeover was accomplished with “incredibly small” changes in the code.
One drawback is that older phones will not be able to run apps written in native code for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft will give later update called 7.8, which adds a new home screen view. On the plus side, the company pledged to give Windows Phone 8 devices support for 18 months.
The company illustrated that yesterday with a demo of 3D game Marble Maze, running first on a Windows machine, then back over on a phone. Belfiore said the changeover was accomplished with “incredibly small” changes to the code. Microsoft tried to underscore that point with a barrage of technology demos from Havok, the popular physics engine, showing hundreds of boxes being tossed around, shot at, and even exploded — all on the screen of a Windows Phone.