Design guidelines for Microsoft Band 2 and SDK update now available


12, 2015

Microsoft Band 2

The 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. The latest update to the SDK adds support for Band 2 and allows developers access 5 new sensors.

October 2015: Band SDK update for Windows Phone, Windows, iOS, and Android. New features:

  • Works with both Microsoft Band and Microsoft Band 2.
  • Introduces 5 new sensors for Microsoft Band 2.
  • Allows creation of PDF 417 barcodes with alpha/numeric data on Microsoft Band 2.
  • Increases the icon limits for tiles on Microsoft Band 2.

Microsoft has also released Experience design guidelines for Microsoft Band 2. These guidelines provide an overview of the Band, and define guidelines for the user experience for developers of third party apps.

Microsoft Band 2 order links:

  1. Pre-order it here from Microsoft Store.
  2. Pre-order it here from Amazon.

Microsoft Band order links:

  1. Order it here from Microsoft Store.
  2. Order it here from Amazon.
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