Remember Project Rome? The project embodies Microsoft's effort to try and push forward in the world of cross-platform development, and it seems like it's ready to come out of its cave and start making an impact. With the Project Rome API being made available to iOS developers as well as Android and (of course) other Microsoft platforms, there's serious potential for progress here.
Microsoft's latest lengthy blog post talks more about what they're planning for Project Rome, and why they think it's necessary. At the heart of the issue is just one thing, though : When you switch between your devices, developers don't like how you're forced to drop engagement. Project Rome is about facing the reality that people will always operate in a cross-platform world, and developers need to accommodate date that.
Microsoft referenced the fact that users often have to email themselves or use USB sticks to move documents to themselves upon moving platforms, and how sometimes critical documents get left behind in the process. With the implementation of Project Rome, Microsoft is hoping that you won't have to worry about that anymore.
If you're a developer looking to get a piece of the Project Rome pie, now seems to be a good time to do so. You can take a look at the GitHub page to take a peak at what's brewing under the hood.