Microsoft TouchStudio updated to provide more access, scripting on phone now even more fun!

Microsoft released TouchStudio a month back much to delight of thousands of WP7 device owners. Basically touch studio enabled users to create tiny yet useful scripts with barely any coding experience required,  something which isn’t common on other mobile platforms.

Script your phone! TouchStudio is a radically new software development environment on the Windows Phone, bringing the excitement of the first programmable personal computers to the phone. Bring your songs and pictures to life, and use the sensors on the phone. You write code by tapping on the screen. TouchStudio comes with many samples that you can tweak.

Here is the Release Note for Ver. 1.1 beta  :

  • Many bug fixes
  • Better auto-completion in expression editor
  • Access to accelerometer, location, maps, translation services, web search, tile customization, charting, and more.
Notable new APIs:
  • senses->acceleration quick/smooth/stable: Access to accelerometer
  • locations->*: Access to GPS/geo-coordinates
  • maps->*: Access to Bing maps
  • languages->*: Access to Bing- and Hawaii-based translation services
  • web->search *: Searching the web with Bing
  • tile->*: Configuration of script tile properties
  • math->create number map: charting functionality
Notable API changes:
old APInew API 
engine->assert time->fail if not
engine->stop time->stop 
phone->sleep time->sleep 
phone->now time->now 
json->get fieldjson->field 
json->get boolean json->boolean 
json->get number json->number 
json->get string json->string 
senses->snap camera picture senses->take camera picture
senses->has camerea picturesenses->has taken camera picture 
senses->camera picture senses->taken camera picture 
web->deep zoom link web->link deep zoom 
web->hyperlink web->link url 
web->image link web->link image 

Zune download link 

In short, more access. More the merrier, I say. Do show us what you come up with !

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