Phase 1 of the Intel® Perceptual Computing Challenge is now open for entries – yes, the one that has a total of USD $1 Million in prizes! The Challenge will be done over two contests to give more time for learning, experimentation, better applications, and more winners. The initial phase requires developers to submit a profile of their application, a link to a YouTube video showing their app prototype in action, and the executable to the app. A total of $185K in cash prizes are available in this phase, with $20K each goi
Windows 8 devices are certainly showing variety today. New convertible Ultrabooks and Intel tablets have screens that fold over, slide out or detach from the keyboard. When you build an app, and send out to the market, you don't know if the user has one of these new devices, what type and or what position the screen is to the base. This could create a usability issue if you created an app that leverages the motion sensors.
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.
Recently one of my colleagues interviewed me in a short video segment on the geolocation sensor in Windows 8, and one of the questions I was asked was whether there was an app that could tell the developer or the user if their system has a GPS or GNSS receiver in it.