In Case You Missed It – This Week in Windows Developer


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Before we get into all of last week’s updates, check out this highlight. (It’s a big deal):

C++/WinRT provides C++ developers with first-class access to the modern Windows API. @Github @kennykerr

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) October 13, 2016

Cross device experiences and Project Rome

We read the morning news on our tablets, check email during the morning commute on our phones and use our desktop PCs when at work. At night, we watch movies on our home media consoles. The Windows platform targets devices ranging from desktop PCs, laptops and smartphones, to large-screen hubs, HoloLens, wearable devices, IoT and Xbox.

With all of these devices playing important roles in the daily lives of users, it’s easy to think about apps in a device-centric bubble. This blog explains how to make your UX more human-centric instead of device centric to create the best possible UX.

Create multi-device experiences with the UWP Remote Systems API and Project Rome.

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) October 11, 2016

Building Augmented Reality Apps in five Steps

Augmented reality is really cool (and surprisingly easy). We outline how to create an augmented reality app in five steps. Take a look at the boat!

Create a Windows 10 Augmented Reality (AR) experience for in 5 steps:

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) October 12, 2016

BUILD 14946 for PC and Mobile

In our latest build we’ve got customized precision touchpad experiences, separated screen time-out settings, updated Wi-Fi settings for PC and Mobile and an important note about a chance to automatic updates.

IoT on Xbox One: Best for You Sample Fitness App

Best For You is a sample fitness UWP app focused on collecting data from a fictional IoT enabled yoga wear and presenting it to the user in a meaningful and helpful way on all of their devices to track health and progress of exercise. In this post, we will be focusing on the IoT side of the Universal Windows Platform as well as Azure IoT Hub and how they work together to create an end-to-end IoT solution.”

Also, the sample code is on GitHub. Click below to get started!

Check out the IoT side of the #UWP & Azure IoT Hub and see how it creates an end-to-end IoT solution in this blog:

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) October 13, 2016

Narwhals (and AppURI Handlers)

‘Nuf said.

The Narwhal Facts UWP app uses AppURIHandlers to link the app to their website & simplify the user experience.

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) October 14, 2016

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