Microsoft Research today announced a new project from the Research in Software Engineering group, its called Touch Studio. TouchStudio gives you a programming environment to write and execute your scripts. It lets you access phone API’s such as sensors, controls,etc. If you come up with any cool scripts on WP7, let us know below.
We have many ideas how to make programming on the phone a really fun and productive experience: The touchscreen needs to be considered as a special input device â€“ brilliant resolution for viewing, but difficult to navigate precisely; all the sensors of the phone should be easily available to the program; the phone is always connected to the cloud.
TouchStudio version 184.108.40.206, which has just been released to the marketplace, is already a fully functional development environment to edit and run code. But not all aspects of our vision are realized yet: Not all sensors are exposed yet, the cloud is not yet used as a backing store and for state sharing, and more.
Stay updated and look out for future versions of TouchStudio!
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