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Intel Multi-OS Engine Enables Porting Android Apps to iOS

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Intel has introduced a new feature for its Integrated Native Development Experience (INDE) called Multi-OS Engine that aims to make it easier for Java developers to port their Android apps to the iOS platform.

Intel INDE is a cross-platform development suite that allows developer to create applications for Android, Windows, and OS X. The new Multi-OS Engine makes it possible to use Java to create native apps for iOS and Android, natively supporting both the x86 and the ARM platforms. INDE, furthermore, enables writing native UI for better user experience by providing access to iOS API through auto-generated Java bindings for Objective-C and C libraries. Developers can use the IDE of their choice, either Xcode on Mac or Android Studio on Windows.

As reported by SD Times, according to Intel up to 60% code reuse is possible on average when using INDE, mostly in the logics components of an app. On the other hand, some rewriting is required to ensure a native UI experience.

INDE is available in three editions: Start, Professional, and Ultimate Edition.

Intel INDE’s Multi-OS Engine is stil in beta, but it is available for early access to subscribing developers.

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