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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.

Mar 31
By Edward J. Correia   Introduction   For Wisconsin-born developer Matt Pilz, the third time’s the charm. Pilz is founder of LinkedPIXEL, and his creativity and hard work have found favor with judges in a trio of consecutive...
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Feb 27
Download Sample Code / Article   Interaction Context Sample.zip v1.1 (122 KB) - Updated Sample Code as...
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Feb 7
Touch Developer Guide   Download PDF Revision 2.0 January, 2014 Contents Revision HistoryFigures...
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Feb 3
Download PDF Why 2 in 1? A 2 in 1 computer (2 in 1) is a laptop computer that can...
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Jan 17
By Garret Romaine Download Article New 10x10 Process Combines Participatory Design with Agile Product Development [PDF 588KB] Traditional user experience (UX) testing is often a lengthy...
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Jan 8
Download article [PDF 632KB] GestureWorks Gameplay is a revolutionary new way of interacting...
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Oct 15
Abstract This paper looks at the enhancements and challenges required to redesign the education application “Back in Time.” Authored by Landka®, the application was originally designed for the iPad*, and porting it to Windows* 8 provided multiple opportunities for an enhanced user experience....
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Sep 26
By Chris Walley, Director, Escapist Games Ltd. Escapist Games Limited recently collaborated with Intel to enhance their popular Star Chart application to take advantage of the latest Intel® chipsets and devices. This included tailoring Star Chart for the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor on...
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Sep 16
Download Download Sample Code [ZIP 379KB] Abstract This document is intended to provide developers with an accelerated path in the development of prototype applications. The product concepts and visual designs...
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Sep 9
Just a quick note to say that I arrived this morning in San Francisco to participate in IDF 2013! I find it all very exciting... I am speaking on the tomorrow afternoon on Intel Platform technologies and the cloud, going to use...
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Feb 3
Download PDF Why 2 in 1? A 2 in 1 computer (2 in 1) is a laptop computer that can...
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Jan 20
Downloads PERCEPTUAL COMPUTING: Augmenting the FPS Experience [PDF 977KB] 1. Introduction For more than a decade, we've enjoyed the evolution of the First Person Shooter (FPS) Genre,...
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Jan 8
Download article [PDF 632KB] GestureWorks Gameplay is a revolutionary new way of interacting...
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Dec 6
By Lynn Thompson Downloads Implementing Multiple Touch Gestures Using Unity* 3D with TouchScript [PDF 1.48MB] This article provides an overview and example for the several TouchScript gestures (Press...
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Nov 8
Downloads PERCEPTUAL COMPUTING: Perceptual 3D Editing [PDF 839KB] By Lee Bamber 1. Introduction If you’re familiar with Perceptual Computing and some of its applications, you will no doubt be wondering to what...
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Nov 4
By Bruno Sonnino Downloads Developing Windows* 8 Desktop Touch Apps with Windows* Presentation Foundation [PDF 733KB] The launch of the Windows 8 operating system made touch a first-class citizen, and...
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Oct 31
Dynamically adapting your UI to 2 in 1 configuration changes By: Stevan Rogers and Jamel Tayeb Downloads How to write a 2 in 1 aware application [PDF 596KB] Introduction With the...
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Oct 29
Documentation for developers interested in multi-touch support in Java applications running on Windows 8 systems.
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