Now a shift may be in works, according to Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s operating system division, suggested at the financial analyst meeting on Thursday that the company will soon unify all app platforms under one roof. This basically means that developers will be able to create one app what will work on all devices from the smallest to biggest screen, no matter where you install it. Write once, run everywhere. This does not only makes sense from the point of view where customers can expect to use an app on Windows 8.1 and they can resume what they were doing on a phone with every app, but it will also simplify programming code for developers. Today programmers have to use several APIs to create apps and services, and with this new model there will be only one set of APIs for all devices. Basically, this is how it should had been from day one, but at least now we know is coming. Speaking about apps, one of the big problems for Microsoft getting market share on mobile has been that Windows Phone and Windows RT don’t have a common store, even though both type of devices run on ARM-based processors. Once again, this might change soon as Mr. Myerson also suggested that unifying the stores is a possibility. Via Neowin All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.