Microsoft recently introduced support for a new type of app: Universal Windows Apps which can run on pretty much any modern Windows device including phones, tablets, and desktop or notebook computers.
Developers can distribute Universal Windows Apps through the Windows Store, and when customers buy an app they get a license to run it on multiple devices.
Now some of the first universal apps is available.
Microsoft’s Halo: Spartan Assault and 17-Bit’s Skulls of the Shogun are each available for $4.99. Buy either game from the Windows Store or the Windows Phone Store and you get a license to run it on a phone or tablet.
Want to try a universal app for free? Microsoft’s Minesweeper, Solitaire, Wordament, and a few other games are now universal.
Not only will these apps dynamically resize graphics and other elements to fit the size of your display. But they use Microsoft’s cloud services so that your scores and other achievements are synchronized across devices.
Microsoft plans to enable support for Universal Windows Apps on the Xbox One game console eventually, but at this point the apps are only available for devices running an operating system with Windows in the name.