Probably one of the most exciting new features of Windows 11 is the addition of the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA). This enables your Windows 11 device to run Android applications that are available in the Amazon Appstore. This new feature is extremely beneficial for both end-users and developers. Similar to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), WSA makes cross platform development of Android apps on Windows easier and more manageable. In this video, Jim McKeeth and Scott Hanselman will discuss everything about WSA from the perspective of developers.

How to set up WSA and use it for cross platform development

This webinar is hosted by Embarcadero’s Developer Advocate Jim McKeeth and Microsoft’s Partner Program Manager Scott Hanselman to discuss the newly added Windows Subsystem for Android feature in Windows 11 from the developer’s perspective. WSA is indeed a great advantage for end-users because it finally allows them to access their favorite apps using the Windows operating system via Amazon App Store. This also means that they do not need any third-party emulators like BlueStacks or NOX to access their apps straight from their PC. However, how does this feature weigh-in for app developers?

Watch the video for a ton of Windows cross platform development tips

The discussion will take a deep dive into WSA from the process of installation to the easiest way to configure WSA for Android for use in software development. See what is required to run WSA as well as what is required to target it from your Android development. WSA is available for public preview on Windows 11 and you will be asked to download the Amazon App Store from the Microsoft store to download your favorite apps.

What is the Houdini software and how does it help cross platform development?

The video will also briefly highlight Houdini, a 3D animation software application for app developers. We will also get details about ADB (Android Debug Bridge), a command-line tool included in the Android SDK development kit. With the help of the Android Debug bridge, you can install custom ROMs, mods, GApps, backup Android, flash official stock firmware, and install Android apps. Here, we will get some important ADB sideload commands.

To know more about WSA in Windows 11, feel free to check the video below.  

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