Inv (pronounced ‘in-vee’, short for ‘invention’)
Develop native apps for iOS, Android and Windows with 100% code sharing using Visual Studio and C#.NET. Supported platforms
iOS iTunes App Store ANDROID Google Play* (or .apk file) WINRT Windows Store WPF Windows Desktop
Write your app code in portable class libraries (PCLs) using the Inv API. Your app code runs consistently on each platform without additional effort. Build your app once and deliver to the three major app stores. User interface can be thought as an arrangement of rectangular panels. There are layout panels such as stacks, docks, tables and overlays. There are function panels such as buttons, labels, graphics, edits and memos. There is even a panel for custom rendering at 60 fps. All panels have a background, borders, corners, margins, padding, size, alignment, opacity and visibility. User interface can be easily arranged to suit multiple form factors without needing MVVM patterns.
Inv maps these panels to the appropriate native control on each platform. Default styling is stripped from each platform and you have full artistic control of your app. Inv also consolidates common services across the platforms.
AUDIO mp3 playback and sound effects. EMAIL start email messages and attach files LOCATION global positioning and reverse geocoding PHONE dial phone numbers and start sending text messages DIRECTORY local storage of folders and files WEB download from the web, use REST APIs and Json
Rapidly develop your app using the Windows Desktop platform. This platform is based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and is fast to compile and run in Visual Studio. There are modes to emulate devices so you can easily refine the experience across all devices. Android and iOS applications require Xamarin (commercial license). Windows Store applications are built on the Windows Runtime (WinRT).
Inv is open source under the MIT license.
The flagship app is a free game called Pathos (http://pathos.x10host.com). Pathos is a turn-based dungeon adventure game based on the rules of Nethack. Click the above link or search for it in Apple iTunes, Google Play and the Windows Store.