XPlat Windows APIs

XPlat Windows APIs are designed to make it easier for developers adjusted to developing with the Windows UWP APIs to take those skills cross-platform with their applications.

As each application platform offers their own unique platform-specific APIs, XPlat attempts to bring all of those APIs under one umbrella using a Windows UWP like API, allowing a developer to learn a single API which works with any application built with UWP or Xamarin for Android and iOS.

For a UWP developer, this is appealing as it allows you to easily migrate your existing UWP code to Xamarin shared code with minimal changes through the use of XPlat Windows APIs which mimic the Windows UWP alternatives.