One of the first things I wanted to see when I got my new Intel Tablet was to test some of the apps I develop for my Ultrabook. Initially I packaged the app, saved to a USB drive then, inserted that into my Tablet and installed. However as I made minor tweeks and changes that solution was too cumbersome. If you are like me and do a lot of trial and error tweaking, a new build for eacg test is not a sustainable option.
This sample demonstrates the concepts explained in the blog by Gael Hofemeier at http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2012/10/16/developing-for-intel-smart-connect-technology. The blog discusses what Intel Smart Connect Technology is and how applications can take advantage of it by detecting and responding to the associated power transitions. This sample focuses on detecting the change in power and network connectivity.
I'm on my 7th day using an Intel Tablet, and with that I feel I have a pretty good idea of what it's good for and not, and I would like to put it in context to all the computing devices I use. If you have followed me you know I'm not new to Windows* 8, nor am I new to tablets. To set the record straight: I own 2 iPads, have purchased 4 iPhones, own a Samsung Galaxy SIII, and Acer Iconia Tab, as well as 3 Atom-powered netbooks, 1 MeeGo tablet and 2 Utrabooks, one Sandy Bridge and 1 Ivy Bridge, as well as this new Intel powered Samsung ATIV Tablet.
By Dale Taylor
Sensor Explorer [PDF 287KB]
This document explains how to access the sensor information in Win8 using the Desktop C++ interface. Here, I’ll walk you through a fully functioning sample application you can use as a reference, modify, and build at your convenience. You’ll see exactly how to assemble all of the components into a working program.