DineshPunni
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UWP vs APK on Raspberry Pi3

Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 am

I'm trying to deploy a Unity project on the raspberry pi3.

I know that the pi runs on ARM and that Unity only supports ARM with Android. However you can also build a UWP and run it on the pi as well (that's what i read at least)

So my question would be: What platform is more suiteable to run on the raspberry pi?

For an OS the question would be if Windows10 IOT or Emteria OS (based on Android) is better for raspberry pi projects.

Cheers , Dinesh

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Re: UWP vs APK on Raspberry Pi3

Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:53 am

Android isn't supported on here. So running any APK is a non-starter.

Win10 IoT gives you a cut down Windows that will run some UWP apps.

Easiest and best supported OS is Raspbian Stretch Linux.
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Re: UWP vs APK on Raspberry Pi3

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:10 pm

You are asking a question of "Which tastes better, apples or oranges?" The real difference between choosing Windows IoT or an Android OS for your Raspberry Pi will come down to which one meets your needs. Do you have a prepackaged application to run? If so, you have match the OS to that package. If you are writing the code yourself, do you know C# or do you know Java? If you know both, which do you prefer and what do you want to do when you finish your application (as if any real dev "finishes" a project)?

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