Ink and Windows 8

There’s not much here yet, but GBM reader Jason Horrocks points us to this Channel 9 link that talks about pen and touch input. Here’s a quote:

Metro style apps are much better with ink! In Windows 8, you code your Metro style apps for touch, and get pen and mouse support for free. In addition, with the new Windows 8 API for ink, you can expand your app’s capability and support ink strokes with precise control over Pen width and color.

You can check out the rest here.

You may have also seen this video from WinRumors showing off pen and touch in Win 8.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    It may have taken the success of ipad to spur MS to create the tablet system it always should have.
    At any rate – they have much solid work done over the years to capitalize on.
    Though I am still disappointed to see the old desktop on win8 with little alteration.

    Onenote is going to be a killer feature for MS when this all launches I think.
    They should just make it a standard app that comes with the OS.

    The big questions for me are – battery life, GPS inclusion, and price.
    Along with how well it runs on ARM of course.

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