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Multiscreen App Tool Works For Windows 8 "Devices"

DevExpress has launched a new release in its DXv2 generation of software development tools, DXtreme Enterprise, a suite for software application developers looking to create cross-platform multiscreen applications, including those targeted at Windows 8 devices.

The product comes with set of Windows 8, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript tools targeted at developers building multi-channel touch-enabled applications for Windows 8, iPad and iPhone, and Android.

Developers can use this tool to create a single Visual Studio solution with one code base that crosses platforms and devices without the need for the iOS or Android SDK.

"With an integrated project, it's easy to reuse content assets and application code across all target applications. Built-in Visual Studio support enables developers to preview their application while building it with visual designers for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8, and the Web," said Julian Bucknall, CTO at DevExpress.

If developers want to run touch-based applications natively on all target devices, DXtreme offers Apache Cordova (PhoneGap) support. They can submit their applications to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

DXtreme also has built-in social media functionality, including support for Facebook, which DevExpress suggests should enable developers to focus on building applications without having to worry about authentication and user management.

"Getting data from the web means accessing information from various types of web services and APIs like OData. DXtreme makes it easy to reach across the web and integrate information into all applications," said the company.

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