Qualcomm and Microsoft are teaming around encourage more developers to create their apps appropriate for Windows on Snapdragon. The firms announced a fresh App Assure program that can help software makers address the compatibility conditions that have plagued ARM-based PCs.
Microsoft first launched App Assure in 2018 to greatly help developers transition Windows 7 apps to Windows 10 before Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 in 2020. Likewise, the most recent iteration of App Assure is intended to greatly help app makers optimize for Qualcomm’s mobile processors while accumulating confidence for customers.
“Microsoft’s App Assure with FastTrack program is really a ongoing service made to help customers, developers, and independent software vendors address application compatibility issues, at no additional expense for qualifying customers,” Qualcomm writes in a statement. “A focus of this program is to engage vendors to provide compatibility of Windows 10 apps on Snapdragon compute platforms in order that users working anywhere can confidently use Windows 10 apps on Snapdragon-powered devices.”
While Qualcomm hasn’t shared additional information on what this program will specifically do, Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay had earlier explained that it could include getting the company’s engineers build relationships developers to obtain their apps to work across most of Windows.
Panos teased the program expansion when Qualcomm first introduced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 earlier. He said that ensuring compatibility was an integral priority for Microsoft also, that was “putting a whole large amount of energy into this.”