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  • Blog Post: State Transition in Location Drivers : Best practices

    This post will be talking about best practices for handling state to get the best behaviors from the Location API. Before reviewing our best practice guidance we recommend you read up on “ Writing a Location Sensor Driver ”. With information above in mind, let’s now talk about best practices for handling...
  • Blog Post: The Parallax Introduction to Sensors Kit

    Accelerometers, motion-sensors, distance-sensors, and compasses. What do these sensors have in common? They compose the Introduction to Sensors Kit that the Parallax Corporation sells for $79.99. Purchase this kit , a programmable microcontroller like the Parallax BS2 , a kit board , and a serial cable...
  • Blog Post: The Sensor and Location Drill Down – Part 3: The Location API

    Over the last few weeks we have been providing an introduction to the Sensor and Location Platform by examining each component in the platform in greater detail. We started first with an overview of the Sensor and Location Platform . This was followed up with a drill down in the Sensor DDI or Device...
  • Blog Post: The Sensor and Location Drill Down - Part 2: The Sensor API

    We continue our overview of the Sensor and Location Platform this time focusing on the Sensor API. The Sensor API is made up of several COM Interfaces but where to start and how does it all fit together? Today we’ll answer that question. The Sensor API is used by applications that want to access sensors...
  • Blog Post: The Sensor and Location Platform Drill Down – Part 1 : The Sensor DDI

    Welcome back and Happy New Year! As we resume our blog in the new year, we begin by doing a series of what we call drill-down posts, where we look at a particular part of the Sensor & Location Platform and do a deep dive into its various components and piece through its technical aspects. We begin...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Sensor & Location Platform Team Blog

    Welcome to the Sensor and Location Platform Team Blog. We’re the ones who brought this new platform to Windows 7. Our goal in this blog is to add another dimension to the wealth of information that is already out there regarding the platform. What is the Sensor and Location Platform? The Sensor...
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