Tag Archive for: MIcrosoft

Windows 8 – Optimizing Touch Screen Applications

Tech Girl must admit that she doesn’t think “touch” when she thinks of Microsoft. Between the Apple iPhone and iPad, Apple largely dominates her day-to-day touch experiences. Well, move over, Apple, because Windows 8 from Microsoft may just change that…

Of course, Windows 8 is not out yet, but from the demos and research Tech Girl has done, she has to hand it to Microsoft – it looks like this new OS is REALLY going to shake up the PC and corresponding touch screen experiences. Right now it is hard to imagine a PC not needing a mouse or keyboard and delivering that seamless touch screen experience that Apple has introduced, but Tech Girl thinks that Windows 8 is going to be the final push that touch technology needs to take it to the next level.

Windows 8 Touch Interaction Design Guide

CNET Windows 8 Review

How to Start Using Windows 8 Today

What do you think? Is Tech Girl right or way off base?