Project Westminster is live, enables developers to convert web services to Windows 10 apps

Jonny Caldwell

Project Westminster can create universal Windows apps with web technologies

Microsoft has started a new project codenamed “Westminster” that enables website and web game developers to deploy their web apps and games to the Windows 10 platform. That way they can easily get their apps in the Windows Store without having to worry about learning any new coding technologies they aren’t familiar with.

The project is now live, and lets developers create web apps that behaves almost identical to native Universal Windows Apps. Apps can access Live Tiles, notifications, make Windows Store payments, and can even integrate with Cortana voice commands. 

According to the Project Westminster website, the apps work very well on a large range of Windows platforms including PC, tablets, phones, HoloLens, Xbox One, and Raspberry Pi. Here are some of the thing that the project lets you do, according to the website. 

  • Easily scale your responsive web app to different devices. 
  • Interact with native Windows APIs from JavaScript running on your website. 
  • Integrate with Cortana voice commands. 
  • Debug your app with Microsoft Edge F12 Developer Tools. 
  • Content updates will be reflected on your UWP app simply by updating your existing code. 
  • Track status, ratings, and reviews, see analytics, and get paid for all of your Windows app in the Windows Store. 

If you’d like to learn more about Project Westminster, you can watch the video above, and let us know in the comments below if you think this will help bring more apps to the Windows 10, and its possible impact on app quality.