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Intel: Devs Should Create More Touchscreen Apps

Wednesday Mar 14th 2012 by Developer.com Staff

Better applications could spur more sales of ultrabooks with touchscreens.

At the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference, Intel encouraged developers to build more applications that use touch interfaces. Although Windows 7 supports touch and many systems offer displays with touchscreens, neither developers nor users have shown a lot of interest in the new technology so far. However, Intel believes that could change with the introduction of Windows 8 and more ultrabooks with touchscreens.

"The opportunity for [touchscreen] ultrabooks essentially is to create new experiences," explained Intel's Scott Apeland. That could present a "huge volume opportunity," he added.

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