Windows Phone 8 provides new ways to communicate with external hardware which were not available for Windows Phone 7; or it was very hard to implement it.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. This article explains how to communicate with an Arduino board using Windows Phone 8 through Bluetooth.
Car Trumps is Windows Phone 8 card game for children. This game leverages the use of NFC technology to communicate between two Windows Phone 8 devices. In this game user choose the best feature of a random car and compares the same category to its friend’s car by touching both the devices, and the winner gets both the cards.
This application demonstrate the use of ProximityDevice API to transfer data between two devices over the NFC. The classes, code shipper and the protocol used in this application are noted in project wiki. If you are looking for more information and demo examples on Windows Phone NFC then Opening sockets with NFC could be a good starting point for you.
Back in 1900, when the Michelin Brothers published their first guide, there were only 4,000 cars in all of France. Flash forward 112 years, and today Michelin’s online guide works with both Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive; restaurants that receive the Michelin window sticker also get a Nokia NFC tag. Tap the tag with your Nokia phone, and you’ll learn whether that eatery was truly worth the detour.
NFC Talk is a peer-to-peer chat application demonstrates the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology on Windows Phone 8. This application has three pages: settings page, connect page and a chatting page. To run the application user needs to enter a name in the settings page. Connect page is used to establish a connection between two devices and chatting page to send message between them. To know more about NFC Talk application architecture and the API usage, see Opening sockets with NFC article.
NFC brings a fast and easy way of data transmission between devices. Windows Phone 8 platform uses Proximity API which opens a communication channel between two devices, just by tapping the devices together. To learn more see Windows Phone 8 Proximity API reference .
NFC Interactor by Andreas Jakl allows you to view low level information about NFC tags and their contents, and write your own tags using its dynamic and customisable NDEF message editor. If you want to download and give this a try, the app is available on Nokia Store in both add-supported and paid-for versions. And of course it’s an open source project, so you can build it yourself if you want from the project sources.
We think the app is a great tool for anyone who needs to write NFC tags or to understand their content. Its also very useful for developers – in addition to containing classes that you can reuse in your own NFC apps, you can learn a lot about Qt Quick Components and integrating C++ with QML on both Symbian and MeeGo Harmattan.
The project is well documented in its summary page – this covers the features, supported devices, development environment and build instructions, and a roadmap highlight. We’d like to have seen more use of the Nokia Developer ticketing/roadmap tools and wiki but its great to see such a succinct presentation of what the software offers in one place.
i have spent few days to solve my phone connection problem to windows 7. i’ve tried reinstalling the driver (by manually pointing to the zune folder) and reinstalling zune but they didn’t work. eventually i find this to be the solution
Throughout the fall I will be teaching a series of workshops on Qt for Symbian using the N8 around the U.S. and Canada. We have already held two well attended classes in Boston and Toronto. More information about the workshops can be found below If you live and/or work in North America, I hope to see you at one of the remaining workshops.
Forum Nokia and Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS), a Qt certified training and consulting partner, are providing an intensive two day hands-on, classroom style coding workshop that will train developers how to use Qt to develop mobile applications for the new Nokia N8. Attendees will learn how to create mobile applications with Qt by using an actual N8. Workshops are currentlyscheduled for Boston, Toronto, NYC, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver with more cities being added soon.