The merging of touch and sensor hardware with Windows 8 on the latest Ultrabooks will provide new opportunities for application developers. Beyond the technical basics of coding applications for touch and sensors, developers have the challenge to think through new usage models with Ultrabooks and to think though effective User Experience & Design parameters to create the best touch & sensor based expeiences.
Below is a list of articles, guides and other resources to assist developing touch and sensor applications. This list will grow over time, so stay tuned to this page for more updates.
Ultrabook and Tablet Windows 8 Sensors Development Guide
This guide provides developers with an overview of the Windows 8* sensors application programming interfaces (APIs) for Desktop and Metro style applications with a specific focus on the various sensor capabilities available in Windows 8 Desktop mode.
Ultrabook™ Desktop Applications Development on Windows* 8: Photo Application with Touch and Sensors
The guide provides a series of article that will walk you through the different aspects of application development for Ultrabook devices using code snippets from a sample photo application.
Adding Ultrabook Sensor Control To HTML5 Desktop Apps
Video and code sample showing how you start to build and test your HTML5 apps for touch and sensor capabilities using a Google Chrome extension.