One of most appealing features in the iDevices and Android devices is the ability to seamlessly transfer apps from one device to another. Now, imagine if you could do the same on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. According to a report on WMPoweruser Microsoft is in fact doing just that in working towards unifying the Windows phone and the Windows 8 Store.
A job posting on Microsoft (it’s taken down now) said that the company is looking for someone ‘to help our team bring together the Windows Store and Phone development platforms’ so that in the future ‘the code you write for Windows Store apps would just work on the Windows Phone and vice versa.’
Currently developers need to modify the code of a Windows Phone app to convert it to a Metro style WinRT app for Windows 8 or RT.
What this unification essentially means is that you could download an app on your Surface tablet and then sync it to your laptop or PC running Windows 8 and also run it on your Windows Phone. It would also attract more developers towards this platform and help Microsoft catch up with iOS and Android.