Developing for the Microsoft Band

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Learn how to develop applications that take advantage of the Microsoft Band. From accessing the full range of sensors including heart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope and skin temp to build interesting experiences from this data. Creating tiles for glanceable notifications as we as personalizing your app for color and wallpaper.

We will look into a few aspects of development for the Band.

  • Web Tiles - Microsoft Band web tiles allow developers to deliver information to the Microsoft Band from virtually any data source on the web with our simple 5-step authoring tool.
  • SDK - Microsoft Band SDK gives developers access to the sensors available on the band, as well as the ability to create and send notifications to tiles. Enhance and extend the experience of your applications to your customers' wrists. 

[01:38] - Web Tiles
[07:28] - Web Tile Demo
[07:59] - Windows SDK
[10:57] - Windows App Demo - accelerometer.
[11:22] - Links

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Part 2 we will look at getting setup for Android and iOS development.

Part 3 we will take a closer look at some of the sensor data and how to access it.

Part 4 will look at the Cloud API and integration with other devices.




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