Microsoft launches its first Android application

In December 2008, Microsoft surprised a lot of people by releasing an iPhone app — Seadragon Mobile. A month later, they ensured the move wasn’t taken as a joke or gimmick by launching another app, Tag, into Apple’s App Store. Now, they have a few, including an app for Bing. And starting today, they’re doing the same for Android.

Microsoft’s Tag technology allows you to use your phone as a mobile barcode reader. You simply point your phone’s camera at a tag (think: a smaller QRCode), snap a picture, and the Tag program will interpret it.

Tag for Android is the first Microsoft-made app launched on the mobile platform

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand Event You can scale your mobile apps' data throughput and storage elastically with a fully managed, planet-scale NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development. This 40-minute on-demand webinar will demonstrate the scalability of DocumentDB and explore how the MongoDB API for DocumentDB, along with Xamarin, can simplify mobile application development for your organization. About Azure …

  • Like many roles in the C-Suite, the CIO role is also changing. Its impact and control have been circumvented by cloud computing, the consumerization of IT, and employees that now have unprecedented access to technology. The role of the CIO is at a critical juncture. For some CIOs, the changing landscape reduces their scope of influence. For others, it means unprecedented opportunity. This eBook explores the changes that CIOs are experiencing today and how these executives can leverage their expertise to help …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date