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  1. AirDrop equivalent

    This is more than an API, it's a feature for windows 8 and windows phone 8.
    An equivalent to airdrop so all those users using your platforms could send any file easily. It should work over wifi ad-hoc (wifi direct), Bluetooth Ethernet zigbee or other.
    Just imagine all all those apps on all devices could have a way to communicate with each other.
    You could use this to make the win phone office remote app connect to the laptop without the need of a wifi hotspot.

    121 votes
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    • Rome SDK for Xamarin.Forms

      Could you add support of Xamarin.Forms to the Project Rome SDK?
      I've tried to use the Microsoft.ConnectedDevices.Xamarin.Droid 0.4.0 with Xamarin.Forms apps, but it's difficult because the platform related methods - such as oAuth - are tied to the implementation of Android Activity.

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      • Cross-user remote app launching & app services

        With Project Rome I can discover devices of others, connect with them, and launch apps or leverage app services once consent has been established.

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        • Add real-time data roaming to allow Apple Continuity-like scenarios

          I know that there is RoamingData and there even is this "HighPriority" entry that you can use for "quickly" roaming app data. However, even the HighPriority data typically takes at least one minute to roam to other devices. This is way too slow, data needs to arrive within few seconds. With Apple fronting Continuity, we need a simple way to do the same on the Windows platform to be able to compete!

          I know that it is possible to use raw push notification and an azure server with PNS to achieve the same. But setting this up is a lot…

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          • Rome SDK for Linux

            Enable Linux devices to be included in a user’s device graph - to enable discovery, launching of apps, and communication between connected devices

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            • Project Rome SDK Helper Libraries

              Provide libraries to help me get started with Project Rome and building a cross-device experience for my application

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              • Rome SDK for iOS

                Enable iOS devices to be included in a user’s device graph - to enable discovery, launching of apps, and communication between connected devices

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