Using Windows Phone As Windows 7 Accelerometer Sensor

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I just had a cool idea! (actually I had it like 6 month ago, but bear with me). My idea involves mixing some of the features in Windows 7 with some of the features in Windows Phone 7, to create a glorious mix!   Windows 7 One of the new features in Windows 7 is the Sensor API which provides a standard interface for accessing sensors of various types, like accelerometer, etc.. I wrote in the past about how you can consume this API from a C# application using Windows API Code...

Shake Gestures Library – A Windows Phone Recipe

Friday, April 1, 2011

Note: the following article was first published as part of the Windows Phone Recipe “Shake Gestures Library” found here, which I wrote for Microsoft, together with Yochay Kiriaty. Document Purpose This document introduces a helper library for identifying shake gestures by using the accelerometer built into Windows Phone 7 devices. It explains how to use the library, how the library works internally, and how you can configure the library’s parameters to adapt gesture detection to your needs. Library Features The shake gestures library uses the accelerometer to detect movement in three directions: ...