Project Rome

Drive app engagement across devices and platforms.

What is Project Rome?

Project Rome is an initiative conceived to rethink Windows as a platform as we seek to deliver a more personal operating system for the next generation of computing. Its focus is on delivering APIs and features to drive deeper engagement by bridging silos between devices, apps, people, and cloud services – democratizing our vision of mobility of experiences and people-centric, ubiquitous computing.

  • A set of infrastructure services in the Microsoft cloud for Windows-based devices, as well as cross-platform and IoT.
  • A programming model delivered as APIs for Windows, Android, iOS, and Microsoft Graph, enabling client and cloud apps to build experiences using the Project Rome capabilities.
  • A device runtime for connecting and integrating Windows-based, cross-platform, and IoT devices to the Project Rome infrastructure services.

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Project Rome app sample: Quiz Game

This UWP app sample, a pub-style trivia game, demonstrates the ability to create shared experiences with Project Rome—extending the app across devices connected proximally or via the cloud. The Remote Session API allows a device to host a session that is discoverable by other nearby devices. Host a quiz game or join an existing session, send messages to other participants, answer questions and see scores at the end.

Project Rome SDK Announcements

Project Rome supports SDKs for both Android and iOS. Read the announcements and learn how to use these SDKs to create experiences that span across Windows, Android, and iOS devices.

Cross-device and cross-platform experiences with Project Rome and Microsoft Graph (1:02:37)

Learn about Project Rome and how it integrates with Microsoft Graph to build experiences that span devices and platforms.

App engagement in Windows Timeline and Cortana with User Activities and Project Rome (47:25)

Learn how to make your app integrate with the Activity Cloud in Windows Timeline and Cortana to supercharge app engagement.

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