What is Windows? "It's the thing on my computer. The thing I work with," could be a possible answer. The correct answer is: Windows is the name of Microsoft’s operating system. At first it was only a graphic extension of the operating system MS-DOS. Now the entire operating system is called Windows. The interface is plotted in the form of rectangular "windows"– which is where the name comes from. Windows is used mainly on PCs ("personal computers"); but there are also versions for smart phones and other devices. In the Desktop PC market, Microsoft still commands a 92% quasi-monopole.
Windows – just timeless
The main objective of Windows is to offer a binary compatible platform for different applications. That objective has been achieved through Win32-API and its expansion. Therefore, everyone can create and publish applications. Microsoft has always ensured that there is no need to adjust applications to Windows versions (older or current). Due to this, the user benefits by being able to continue to use software after updating the operating system.
Windows – also on smartphones
Windows may be familiar to you predominantly through desktop computers, but there is a variation "Windows Phone", which is an operating system specifically for Windows Phones. Just like Android and iOS there is a specific online shop for apps and games – the Windows Phone Store. The Windows Phone7 is controlled by multi touch, just like the iPhone and other touch-screen smartphones. Desktop or Mobile, if you are interested in programming for Windows, contact us. We will help you take a step forward and show you your possibilities.