With the lighting fast growth of tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs used to surf the web, developers have to solve many new issues. One of these issues is about how to deal with various input types: mouse, touch, pen… We want to provide our users with a great experience when interacting with our sites and Web apps with their favorite device and there is an emerging W3C Standard that will undoubtedly help: Pointer Events. Let’s take a look at this API and see how it works in actual code running on various platforms.
I am Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., looking into interoperability, cross platform and open source development for Microsoft client platforms: Windows Phone, Windows and IE. This is a recent role for me as I have been in the embedded space for almost 10 years prior to this, developing, consulting, training and talking about the Internet Of Things, connected devices and other cool and interesting topics in France, in the US and in other places around the world. I am not just a geek who loves to play around with the latest gadgets… well, mostly a geek… but I love the idea that geeking around with these devices is all about what the consumer and industrial ecosystems are becoming these days.
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