As portable devices trend toward smaller, more powerful platforms, consumers are moving between multiple devices throughout the day to access digital content, and they want this content delivered seamlessly across multiple screens and platforms. Learn how consumer multi-screen behavior and advanced technologies such as the cloud, 4G wireless technologies, HTML5, and global access to apps are creating exciting new opportunities—and challenges—for app developers.
Replay Software provides new realism to its adaptation of History Channel’s Top Shot game for Microsoft Windows 8. Game developers boosted performance at higher resolutions than handheld versions, all while producing a smooth frame rate.
Thanks to the increasing popularity of smartphones, tablet PCs, and other small-format mobile devices, traditional keyboard and mouse-driven computer-human interaction models have taken a backseat to touch-based experiences. With Windows* 8, Microsoft is creating a platform ecosystem for mobile and desktop applications that supports touch and other hardware sensor-driven interaction.