Once upon a time (around 14 years ago), I was a Tablet PC developer, MVP, and all around fan boy.

In other words, I was into tablets before they were cool. Indeed, I was in to tablets before they were practical.

And this review by RetroManCave of a Azus R2H UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) indicates many of the shortcomings of this area in mobile computing.

The dark ages of mobile technology were tough. We knew we wanted portability and convenience but the monolithic tech firms of the time were slow to deliver and left the door open for much needed competition from Apple, Samsung and Google to give us what we wanted. The Asus R2H is a relic from that period before the dawn. It is, the tablet Homer Simpson might have built.

The Windows Developer Day – Fall Creators Update event just happened and I was delighted to see a session on ink.

Long time readers of FranksWorld.com know that I have a soft spot for digital ink and the tablet form factor and that has not changed.

So, watch the video below and start adding ink support to your apps. Smile

The Windows Ink platform, together with a pen device, provides a natural way to create digital handwritten notes, drawings, and annotations. The platform supports capturing digitizer input as ink data, generating ink data, managing ink data, rendering ink data as ink strokes on the output device, and converting ink to text through handwriting recognition.

Sha and Xiao will dive into Shape, Text, and layout recognition along with talk about the Ink canvas and toolbar!

Learn more at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/input-and-devices/pen-and-stylus-interactions