Ultrabooks running Windows 8 with touch and sensor capabilities are soon to hit the market and for those of you developing HTML5 applications, you will be able to add these features to your applications. Currently we are waiting for these sensor features to be added to the HTML5 standard, but in the meantime you can start to build and test your HTML5 apps for touch and sensor capabilities with a Google extension.
I have to remind myself that Week 2 is actually the end of Week 1, and with that it is a bit mind boggling these developers are already deep into the tech after 1 week. We are already learning a lot from these projects. Any developer considering an Windows 8 project should certainly tune in. There are a lot of mine fields being exposed as well as tricks and tips being implemented. With that in mind here is the run down of the developers and judges for week 2 of the Ultimate Coder: Ultrabook Challenge
Devs make tough technical and feature decisions:
Earlier this week I was forwarded and article from Ars Technica by Peter Bright questioning if Windows 8 is really cut out for tablet. Overall it’s a fair article with a bit of tea reading, where Peter questions if Microsoft is really fully committed to tablet with Windows 8. In reading I kept thinking Ars Technica is reading things a bit backwards, and may not be considering the developer ecosystem.