Even though Microsoft has had a hell of time catching up with Google and Apple as tablet sales have eaten into PC marketshare, there is some hope. There are startups betting that the new Windows 8 OS will keep help Microsoft’s developer ecosystem relevant, if not make it stronger.
Parse, a YC-backed startup that eases back-end mobile app development, is releasing an SDK for Windows 8.
“We think Windows 8 will be an important contender and we want our existing clients to be able to build apps on Day One,” said co-founder Ilya Sukhar. “People in the Valley don’t quite realize how big the Microsoft developer ecosystem and how entrenched it is in many big enterprises.”
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