Microsoft Releases A New Website And Mobile Application For Android Platform

Microsoft’s Israeli Information Platform and Experiences (IPE) team today released an Android app and a web app combo service called On{X}. On{X} lets you control and extend the capabilities of your Android phone using a JavaScript API to remotely program it.

Wouldn’t you like to program your phone to automatically send a reply SMS with your current location as you’re driving, when your wife texts you a “where?” message?

How about programming your phone to automatically show you today’s agenda as you step into your office? Or today’s weather as you wake up in the morning?

You can do the above using On{X}. So, I know what you must be thinking by now, Why Android instead of Windows Phone? Its because of the less strict security model of the Android platform that is well suited for deploying early stage technology previews. If it becomes successful, Microsoft may bring the same to its own platforms. What do you think?



If you are interested in creating similar scripts for Windows Phone, you must check out TouchDevelop app from Microsoft Research. Its available for free from Windows Phone Marketplace. Here is the change log for the latest version.

Update v2.8:

– Design simple UIs by creating nested pages with buttons
– Define custom structured data types, objects, tables
– Earn money by submitting the apps you create to the Windows Phone Marketplace
– Revamped API search, featured screenshots for each script, organize scripts with tags
– Improved code editor, better performance, many bug fixes

via: Techcrunch


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