Former Writer · Nov 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

More Windows 8 Apps Being Released

Some time ago, we brought you a tour through what XDA members and developers were doing on Windows 8. Since then, Windows 8 has been officially released, as has Microsoft’s flagship tablet, the Microsoft Surface. Now, app devs have begun making applications for it.

XDA Forum Member hulkkii starts us off by porting an application that Android and WP7 users already have called CamSpeed. For those who don’t know, CamSpeed is a camera benchmark test that measures how fast and quick the camera is. Here’s what it measures:

– Focus Time. Time from focus call to successfull focus event.
– Capture Start/Shutter Time. Time from capture call to the moment when the capture sequence has started.
– Capture Image/JPEG Available. Time from capture call to the moment when an image is available.
– Capture Completed. Time from capture call to the moment when the capture sequence is complete.

So if you’re looking to benchmark your Windows 8 device camera, this is how you’d do it.

XDA Senior Member and TV Producer lseidman has released an application called Health Center. This useful, if unusual, application allows users to search various prescription medication names for price comparisons. Essentially, it’s a pill search application. One never thinks they’d need an app like that until they actually need an app like that.

It’s almost certain that many, many more applications will start to surface as Windows 8 settles in, and more developers get their hands on it. For more details, check out the CamSpeed thread or the Health Center thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 28, 2015 at 01:04 pm · 1 comment

LG G4 Day Event Coverage: Specs, Features, Design & More!

LG has been teasing us with a countdown for a while now, and today it reached down to zero: the LG G4 has now been unveiled in a live event that we got to watch and learn about what LG touted to be “The Great”. We didn’t feel it, but we certainly saw it and heard all about its features, specifications and design process. Did LG manage to deliver a substantial upgrade from last year’s critically acclaimed G3?   The...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Apr 28, 2015 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

Xposed Modules to Modify Email – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Even though we have Dropbox and other ways to share files, people still want to send files by email. Some Email apps on your Android device have a limit on file sizes. These limits are often lower that the emails servers limits. Why can’t you attach to the limit set by your server? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews a couple Xposed Modules that removed the file size limit of the email client. Today...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Apr 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm · 5 comments

Do You Use 4:3 or 16:9 in the Camera App?

Every person has their own method of taking the best photos on their devices, but which aspect ratio is best when taking photos on your smartphone camera? Let us know whether you prefer to use 4:3 or 16:9 and why in the comments below.

DISCUSS
Share This