Converting Classic Windows Apps to Web, Mobile and Cloud

Posted 11/13/2015 12:02:37 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Converting Classic Windows Apps to Web, Mobile and Cloud
Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP3 converts classic Windows apps into modern web applications with responsive UI that scales across form factors from PCs to Macs to iPhones, iPads, and Androids.

The company has recently announced that its WebMAP3 tool for mobilizing Windows applications now targets AngularJS/Bootstrap. In conjunction with the AngularJS framework, WebMAP3 uses Bootstrap, which provides contemporary CSS stylings and a responsive design. WebMAP3 lets developers take advantage of Bootstrap features like Alerts and Carousels to provide a more natural, modern web app user experience. 

Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP3 modernization technology provides the opportunity for companies to move to Microsoft Azure and embrace the benefits of mobile and cloud computing. WebMAP3 generated apps run on all industry standard browsers including IE, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

With WebMAP3 companies are no longer stuck with aging PC platforms and legacy VB and C# .NET apps that are blocked from the functionality of the cloud and mobile. WebMAP3 offers a solution by modernizing legacy apps to a modern web app architecture, without runtimes. Companies can re-use valuable IP from proven application assets as part of a complete mobile, cloud, and SOA strategy for the future.

WebMAP3 helps recovers the value trapped in Windows legacy apps through translation of the business logic and workflows to current languages and cloud-ready architectures, while maintaining full functional equivalence. The platform’s automation strips out Windows UI code and converts it to HTML/JS and the backend code is converted to Web server, leaving business logic intact creating new web application based on modern, maintainable source code.

Benefits of using the platform include:

- Fast: Rewriting from scratch is risky, expensive, and lengthy. Automated migration can slash time and costs.

- Efficient: Automated migration quickly stands up a new version of existing capabilities which lets developers focus on extending and enhancing instead of re-doing.

- Low Risk: WebMAP3 conversions minimize software defects and “feature creep”, two primary causes of project failure in manual rewrites of proven, working code.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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